49 YEAR OLD SON INDICTED FOR THEFT AND IDENTITY FRAUD EXCEEDING $200,000 FROM HIS 89 YEAR OLD FATHER WHO WAS SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMER’S
Posted on 10/19/2016
Defendant: Steven Robert Payt
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This son stole over $200,000 from his elderly father who has since passed away, but at the time was suffering from Alzheimer’s, and from his mother, for his own personal gain and gambling habits.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Steven Robert Payt, age 49, for one count (F-1) Theft from a Person in a Protected Class and one count Identity Fraud Against a Person in a Protected Class (F-1), for a total of two counts. “It is alleged that between April 15, 2015 and January 1, 2016 Payt incurred at least $200,000 in fraudulent credit card charges on his father’s and mother’s Chase credit accounts,” O’Brien stated. “Beginning in early 2015, Payt requested increased credit limits on the charge accounts while purporting to be his father,” O’Brien further stated. O’Brien commended the Dublin Police Department for their thorough and continuing investigation of this case.