On Thursday October 20, 2022, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit responded to the 2700 block of Holly Brook Dr., Burlington, N.C., to investigate a report of Exploitation of an Elder. The report was originally received on October 5, 2022 by Adult Protective Services.
The report was filed by Mr. Freeman Montgomery, the victim’s son. During the investigation, Mr. Montgomery claimed that while the victim, his mother, was hospitalized, other family members were attempting to use her financial cards.
As the investigation continued, Detectives discovered multiple unauthorized charges on the victim’s debit cards by Mr. Montgomery. Detectives also discovered that Mr. Montgomery had the victim’s wallet which contained the victim’s driver’s license, social security card, two debit cards and an EBT card in his possession.
Mr. Montgomery surrendered the property to Detectives and admitted that he did not receive permission from the victim to make purchases with the debit cards. Mr. Montgomery provided highlighted and initialed receipts of charges made with the cards totaling $1,922.48.
Mr. Montgomery was arrested and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
Name: Freeman Alonzo Montgomery W/M/54
Address: Holly Brook Dr, Burlington, N.C.
1ct: Felony Obtaining Property False Pretense
1ct: Felony Exploitation of Disable/Elder Capacity
2cts: Felony Financial Card Theft
1ct: Felony Financial Card Fraud
2cts: Felony Identity Theft
1ct: Misdemeanor Accessing Computers to Commit Fraud
Bond: $20,000 secured