COLUMBUS WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING FROM ELDERLY
Posted on 9/21/2016
Defendant: Susan Gwynne
Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announces that Susan Gwynne, age 55, plead guilty today to 46 counts in connection to her theft from elderly residents living in senior facilities in both Delaware and Franklin Counties between April 2008 and March 2016. Through the collaborative efforts of both the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office and the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, Gwynne has plead to a count for each victim included in the indictment. Gwynne will be sentenced on November 7th, 2016.
More detail below:
Susan Gwynne, 55, was indicted in June on 101 counts. Today, she entered a guilty plea to 46 counts, one for each victim included in the indictment.
Charges came after a January 2016 call to authorites reporting personal items were missing from an elderly resident at the Inn at Olentangy Trail.
"After the initial call, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office released a picture of the suspect which had been captured on surveillance video at the assisted living facility," said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien. "Further investigation resulted in a search warrant being issued for Susan Gwynne's residence and the seizure of more than 3,000 items, mostly jewelry."
Other items reported missing included cash, credit cards, watches, social security cards, dog tags etc.
Gwynne pleaded guilty to 17 counts of burglary - all second-degree felonies, 4 counts of theft - third-degree felonies, an additional 10 counts of theft - fourth-degree felonies, and 15 counts of receiving stolen property - first-degree misdemeanors. She also waived her right to appeal.
Gwynne's victims were residents of senior living facilities in both Delaware and Franklin Counties.
Senior facilities affected include: The Inn at Olentangy Trail, Abbington of Powell, Forum at Knightsbridge, Friendship Village of Dublin, Brookdale Trillium Crossing, National Church Residences, Sunrise of Dublin, Village at Westerville, Friendship Village of Columbus, Danbury at Parkside, Danbury of Columbus, Brookdale Senior Living, and Abbington of Arlington.
A sentencing date has been set for Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm.