On Jan. 22, 2020, reporters at AL.com described the arrest of a 19-year-old woman from Foley, South Carolina who was arrested in connection with the financial exploitation of at least four residents of a nursing home that she was employed at. The Foley financial exploitation case, reports say, could result in significant jail time for the woman.
According to police reports detailing the Foley financial exploitation, 19-year-old Jaylon George has been taken into custody by local Foley police on charges related to stealing money and physically abusing seniors at the unnamed nursing home that she was previously employed with. George’s arrest occurred after the execution of a search warrant at her residence on Magnolia Springs Highway indicated evidence of George’s role in the Foley financial exploitation case.
The investigation into the Foley financial exploitation case began when George was accused of financially abusing at least four elderly residents that she worked with at the local nursing home.
Following her arrest, George was charged with two felony counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person, two misdemeanor counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person, two felony counts of property theft, and one felony count of possession of a forged instrument
According to detectives, there may be additional victims of George who have yet to come forward. Detectives are currently trying to discover these additional victims as they may warrant additional charges for George. Before her part in the Foley financial exploitation, Jaylon George was released from prison on bond for existing financial crimes. The bond will likely be null in the face of these new charges.
The investigation into the Foley financial exploitation case has been handled by the Foley Police Department, with the invaluable assistance of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and a newly formed task force sent and created by the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office dedicated specifically to targetting and punishing the financial exploitation and abuse of elderly persons in nursing homes and domestically.
For more information about financial abuse in nursing homes and how to prevent it, visit the National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys’ Financial Exploitation Page.