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Raleigh couple accused of exploiting elderly woman's trust

Posted July 22, 2011 6:04 p.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2011 6:50 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh couple is charged with exploiting the trust of an elderly woman. 

Yolonda Denise Grissett, 41, and Eric Charles Grissett, 42, both of 5808 Brambleton Ave., are accused of taking money from 74-year-old Ida Powell to pay for her car insurance but never applying the money to the bill, according to arrest warrants. Eric Grissett works for an insurance company. 

The couple is accused of pocketing more than $1,200 from January 2009 to November 2010, according to arrest warrants.

Powell found out the bill had not been paid and her insurance had lapsed when she was pulled over by a state trooper. 

Each of the Grissetts is charged with obtaining property by false pretense and exploiting an elderly person's trust. 

Yolonda Grissett was being held under a $10,000 bond and Eric Grissett was given a $25,000 bond.