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Pittsboro woman accused of stealing from elderly relative

Posted November 10, 2010

— A Pittsboro woman has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from an elderly relative, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Shekethia Renee Edwards, 47, of 4408 Old Graham Road, was charged with felonious exploitation of an elder adult.

Maj. Gary Blakenship said that the Chatham County Department of Social Services informed the sheriff's office that a large amount of money had been taken from a client's checking account without permission. Investigators determined that Edwards had taken the money to pay off a car loan, Blakenship said.

Edwards was given a $5,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 22.


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  • LibertarianTechie Nov 10, 2010

    Absolutely disgusting! How dare she steal from a relative. Its bad enough you have to steal, but from a relative that is old? Come on!

  • LovemyPirates Nov 10, 2010

    Scum! Hope the rest of the family shame her at every opportunity.

  • kebsmom Nov 10, 2010

    Just a tap on the wrist. She will be doing it again the first chance she gets. Shame on her---hopefully she will live long enough for someone to take advantage of her too.

  • jhilfiker2001 Nov 10, 2010

    2 years minimum sentence, paying restitution at $1/day that should teach her a lesson.

  • Scare Crow Nov 10, 2010

    bond should have been at least 13k........

  • DbzHugz Nov 10, 2010

    Shame on her!

  • Wolfpack Fanatic Nov 10, 2010

    I sure wish I had that much money in my checking account.