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Local couple bilked out of $66,000
Woman charged with felony theft
Krystal Shalanda Daniels
A woman accused of bilking an elderly Bulloch County couple out of thousands of dollars told the victims she expected a windfall from pending lawsuits, but needed loans until her money came, said Bulloch County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Akins.Krystal Shalanda Daniels, 27, of Eagle Village, faces charges of felony theft by deception and abuse/neglect/exploitation of an elderly person, he said. She is held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail pending upcoming court appearances.“The elderly Bulloch County couple residing on Highway 80 West in Statesboro recently reported the theft of over $66,000 over a two year period,” he said. “Investigator Walter Deal was assigned to the case and learned that the couple knew the suspect … through an individual who had performed work for the (victims).”Daniels led the couple to believe that she had money coming through “lawsuits, estate settlements, and other means but that she needed to borrow funds until these ‘windfalls’ could come through,” Akins said. ”These lies compounded along with the money involved until the couple reported the theft.”Deal questioned Daniels and then took her into custody.
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