Earlier this week, we briefly mentioned the arrests of Stacey and Leonardo Yarbrough of Cartersville for financial transaction card fraud. We just learned that the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has charged them with 133 counts of financial transaction card fraud.
The BCSO received a report from an attorney in Ringgold about a fraud investigation last December. The attorney alleged that his adult disabled client of Cartersville had been a victim to more than 68,000 dollars of theft from his checking account during a four month period last year. The attorney reported that his client had been released from a care facility and came under the care of the Yarbroughs. The Yarbroughs operated a group home for men and housed the victim from May until September last year, when the group location caught fire. The victim’s family took custody of him and as a result in examining his bank account, discovered numerous unauthorized transactions on the victim’s account. The family contacted the attorney, who in turn notified the sheriff’s office.
The investigation revealed that the Yarbroughs had used the victim’s money to pay for items such as car service, expensive jewelry, electronics and purchases made while on vacation in Florida during the four-month span. Sheriff Clark Millsap states that 45-year-old Stacey Yarbrough and 42-year-old Leonardo Yarbrough were arrested on Monday and are currently being held in the Bartow County Jail.