Caregiver Who Stole From Elderly Man Sentenced

A woman is headed to prison after she stole nearly $400,000 from the elderly man she was paid to care for.

Susan Willis, 55, was arrested in September after Craven County authorities say she embezzled money from the 84-year-old man for over a span of five years.

According to the New Bern Sun Journal, a judge sentenced Willis to 10 to 13 years in prison.



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Authorities say a Carteret County woman has been embezzling from the 84-year-old man she was supposed to be caring for.

54-year-old Susan Willis was arrested Monday after Craven County authorities say she bilked the man out of nearly $400,000 over a 5-year period.

Deputies say the man is disabled and Willis was hired to assist him with medical and financial matters. They say she had the ability to write checks from the man's account and a niece discovered the missing money on September 2nd.

Willis is under a $400,000 bond and remains in the Craven County jail.

Last week a Swansboro couple was charged with stealing more than $152,000 from the woman's elderly father.


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  • by S Location: Atlanta on Jul 25, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    I agree... Shut up M! Kudos to you Nancy!
  • by K on May 19, 2011 at 05:39 AM
    to M--just shut up. This isn't about about a spelling bee or a grammer test----to Nancy--I totally agree, you have to have a calling for work like this and thank you for what you do.
  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 04:09 AM
    The sentence isn't harsh enough. She should get life without parole and hard labor on top of that.
  • by M on May 19, 2011 at 02:13 AM
    Nancy.. it is obvious, judging by spelling/grammar,you should be caring for a cheeseburger. Somehow, I doubt you are unable to do that. Can you say GED????
  • by Baby Boomer on May 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM
    Will forgive in advance anyone that tries to take advantage of me as I get older. It is all too commonplace. As I forgive, will be on the phone with law enforcment to put their butt under the jail.
  • by Scum Location: Greenville on May 18, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    She is SCUM and then some! $80,000 a year in "perks" on top of wages. Too bad she didn't use some of this money on beauty school! What a worthlees bottom- feeder. Hope she gets work detail cleaning grout with her tongue.....
  • by NANCY Location: NACODOCHES TX on May 18, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    I HAVE WORKED WITH SOME VERY WEALTHY PEOPLE,THEY WOULD LEAVE MONEY LAYING ALL OVER PLACES,DIAMOND RINGS.I COME OUT AND TELL THEM PLEASE PUT THIS AWAY. I TOOK CARE OF THIS EDERLY LADY IN TN..I KNOWED THEY HAD CAMEARS ALL OVER THE HOUSE,BUT ANY DAY THEYWANTED TO SEE ME HURT OR TAKE SOMETHING FROM THIS LADY WHO WAS 96 YEARS OLD.THEY NEVER SEEN ANY THING BUT RESPECT TOWARD HER.I SWEAR YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CALLING TO TAKE CARE OF THE OLD.I GOT MANY A REFERENCES FROM TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE.I WROTE THINGS DOWN WHEN I GAVE OUT MEDCINE.I TOOK THIS LADY MANY TIMES OUT TO EAT LUNCH.YES SHE HAD MONEY.BUT IT WAS MY TREAT ...WHAT YOU DO TO A OLD PERSON WILL COME BACK IN TEN FOLDS.OR AS YALL KNOW CARMA..WHAT THIS LADY DONE WAS REALLY BAD ,THIS FAMILY WOULD OF LONED HER MONEY, I THINK. SHE WILL BE IN ALOT OF TROUBLE.NOBODY WILL WANT HER TO WORK FOR THEM. I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING THAT INVOLVED BUTTHAT WAS ALOT OF MONEY.MAYBE THIS MAN FAMILY WILL DO BETTER GETTING THE RIGHT HELP THIS TIME.REMEBER EVERY BODY SOME DAY WILL HAVE A OLD PARENT,NOBODY SHOULD DO THIS.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    God has forgiven her? did she pay the money back...that what repentance is all about if you read your bible
  • by We love Susan Location: down east on May 18, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    There is alot of us downeast can't wait till Susan comes home and its all over. She is doing her time for what she done, GOD has forgiven her.THE END
    • reply
      by fine on May 18, 2011 at 11:09 AM in reply to We love Susan
      You can have her cause no one else does. Once a thief always a thief. Lock your doors Downeast or you will be next. Forgive but NEVER FORGET.
  • by LUCY N PHYLLIS Location: AHOSKIE NC on May 18, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    AMEN GREENVILLE GIRL!!!! IF SHE WAS GONNA STEAL IT SHE COULD'VE MADE IT WORTH THE TROUBLE.
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