The Bizarre World of Florida

Man accused of swiping $100-K from his granny October 5, 2011

The aptly-named Ryan Michael Leach, 33, was charged with on Monday with exploitation of the elderly by Sarasota County Sheriff’s investigators, according to Sheriff’s Office media release.

mug_LeachRY.jpgDetectives say Leach gained Power of Attorney over his 84-year-old granny’s accounts in 2010 and soon started leeching off of her savings, spending some of her money at bars, restaurants, hotels, theme parks, airfare, and recently bought a $14,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Detectives determined Leach took a total of $102,277 from his grandmother’s accounts.

His granny, who displays confusion and cognitive impairment, told investigators Leach said she would be placed in a nursing home if he was put in jail.

Get the details at the Sarasota County’s Sheriff’s Office release.

Photo: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office


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