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Wake Forest mother and son arrested

Posted June 16, 2010

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— A Wake Forest mother and son are accused of taking advantage of an elderly relative.

Betty Jo Hood, 65, and her son, Richard Richardson, 39, are accused of stealing more than $54,000 from Hood's mother, according to arrest warrants.

Richard Richardson Wake Forest mother, son arrested

Wake Forest police said the two convinced the elderly woman to withdraw her life savings. The two are accused of opening a separate account with the money and using it. The crime allegedly took place over four months, dating back to February.

Hood's mother is believed to be in her 90s. Police said another family member alerted police.

Hood and Richardson are each charged with one count of exploiting a disabled or elderly person's trust.

They are out of jail on bond. Richardson's next court date is Thursday.

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  • wildcat Jun 17, 2010

    May the both of them spend a long time in prison.

  • pebbles262004 Jun 17, 2010

    destewart2....whatever

  • pjrstewart Jun 17, 2010

    Ok ncguy, your right. Our justice system is perfect and apparently you are too, to be able to come to that conclusion by the article. Isnt the article around this one about an innocent man just released from jail trying to get his driver license fully restored? Just checking, Dont know the whole story, dont form an opinion.

  • ncguy Jun 17, 2010

    PJ stewart,

    Police don't arrest people they don't have any evidence against.

    While it may be a shock to you- people get fooled all the time from "nice people"

  • mpheels Jun 17, 2010

    csplantlover, WRAL owns this site and it is *their* freedom of speech to allow comments or not. If you want to express your ideas 100% openly on the internet, you're welcome to buy your own domain name and start up a website.

  • iworkandpaytaxes Jun 17, 2010

    And FYI, WRAL - apparently you have no desire to "adhere" to freedom of speech - you monitor and critique all the posts here to make sure that NObody say anything "offensive" about anything. That's not much of a democratic way to run a news organization. Clearly the media is liberal and biased and you show that in spades with your posting criteria.......
    csplantlover

    lol are you ok today? Get well soon!!! My comments dont post sometimes. I dont see that as liberal or conservative. You have been brainwashed by 2 ideologies. Its a sign of a low IQ.

  • Alicat Jun 17, 2010

    This is so offensive. To steal from your own elderly mom/grandmom. These people should go to jail. Horrible horrible

  • csplantlover Jun 17, 2010

    And FYI, WRAL - apparently you have no desire to "adhere" to freedom of speech - you monitor and critique all the posts here to make sure that NObody say anything "offensive" about anything. That's not much of a democratic way to run a news organization. Clearly the media is liberal and biased and you show that in spades with your posting criteria.......

  • csplantlover Jun 17, 2010

    No, they don't need to be given any immunity or way to "work" anything off. They need to be put in a prison, far away from each other and allowed to ROT until they die! Who does this to an old woman??? What kind of horrible human beings are these two? Sounds like a sick, twisted mother-son relationship - greed............

  • StateMom Jun 16, 2010

    What horrible people!!!!