Fayetteville man arrested after removing money from his mother’s account while she is in assisted living

Jeffrey Adkins, 58, of Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – A Fayetteville man is facing fraud charges in Fayette County.

Sheriff Mike Fridley says Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies executed warrants today on 58-year-old Jeffrey Adkins for 21 counts of Fraudulent Use of an Access Device and one count of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person. This follows an investigation conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department after it was discovered that Adkins’ elderly mother, who is in assisted living, was having money removed from her account without any authorization.

It was revealed that Adkins was collecting from her accounts via ATM machines. None of the money taken was reportedly used to his mother’s benefit while in a care facility.

He will now await court proceedings.

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