Carr indicted for financial exploitation of vulnerable adults
By Kim Swindell Wood | June 4, 2019 4:04 pm
Release Date – June 4, 2019: According to information received from the office of District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, in January 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the district attorney general’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renae Carr, a former house manager for a homecare-giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents. Carr was allegedly stealing money from elderly and vulnerable adult residents of the group home facility. As the investigation progressed, investigators obtained evidence that was presented to the Putnam County Grand Jury.
On Monday, June 3, 2019, the Putnam County Grand Jury found probable cause that Cynthia Renae Carr committed the offense of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly or Vulnerable Adult and issued a two-count indictment.
On June 4, 2019, Investigator Randal Slayton with the district attorney’s office and Detective Josh Reams and Detective Gabe Frizzell with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carr where she was booked into the Putnam County Jail.
The victims of the charged offenses were elderly and/or vulnerable adult residents of the adult home care group home at which Carr worked.
“The exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults is a growing problem that this office takes very seriously,” said Dunaway. “We would like to remind the public that the law makes it mandatory to report allegations of elder abuse.