DEPUTIES: Man Stole $200K From 94-Year-Old Mom

A man is accused of exploiting his 94-year-old mother to the tune of more than $200,000.

Charles Farnell of Midway Park in Onslow County is charged with two counts of felony exploitation of an elderly/disabled adult.

Deputies say back on July 1st the 71-year-old Farnell took his wheelchair-bound mother to both First Citizens Bank and Marine Federal Credit Union, had his name added to the accounts and then closed them. Deputies say the man's mother has had several strokes and suffers from dementia.

The Department of Social Services contacted deputies in August and Farnell was arrested Monday after an investigation. His bond was set at $30,000.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    Let me straighten all of you out on this, Charles is not a druggie, has not drank alcohol in over 20 yrs, has taken care of his mom quite well, she asked to be driven to the bank to withdraw her money, with a nurse caregiver there as well,greed from others in the family is why he was jailed, Charles is my sisters x husband, he is a good man, any of you that dont know him, dont pass judgement, any negative shi
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    wow! what a loser!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:23 AM
    Not many comments because this may not be a crime.
  • by mustangr Location: Richlands on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM
    Apparently few or none of you have taken care of an elderly person. She's 94, and imminently subject to more strokes and has dementia. Many more details are needed before passing judgment - but, this guy might have had her best interest in mind. Though I would challenge why he removed the money...
  • by Me on Nov 14, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    WOW,not many comments!!!!!!!!!
  • by Stone on Nov 14, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    Their gonna have fun with him when the lights go down in the Bullpin(jail)tonite.
  • by Rawhide on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:37 PM
    Hi Charles, Please call The Hair Club For Men!
  • by DP Location: eastern n c on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    Don't know whey my comment got posted 3 times using a Blackberry who knows ??? But one more thought if they send him to prison he will probably get better care than he would in a old folks home
  • by DP Location: eastern n c on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:12 PM
    The lawyers and the hospital probably would have ended up with all the money even if she had left a will.
  • by DP Location: eastern n c on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    The lawyers and the hospital probably would have ended up with all the money even if she had left a will.
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