A Conway couple is charged with grand larceny after a 78-year-old North Myrtle Beach blind woman was robbed of $60,000.
Angie Banks, 33, and her husband Darralyn Banks, 43, both of Conway, are charged with grand larceny and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, according to a North Myrtle Beach police report.
Angie Banks, who was employed by First Light Home Care, worked at the blind victims’ home from April 5 to May 26, police said. The victim thought she heard a T.V. commercial about an account that could be set up for long term care and went to BB&T bank with Banks to withdraw money, police said.
A bank teller told police the victim withdrew $5,000 in cash and a $55,000 official bank check so the victim could open up another bank account with Wood Forest National Bank in Conway, police said.
The teller said the check was made out to the victim, but after checking records told police the check was made out to Darralyn Banks. The teller said Angie Banks and the victim went through the drive through to pick up the check and cash.
The victim told police she asked Angie Banks to hold on to all the paperwork because “she trusted her,” according to police. The victim said she never authorized the check to be made out to Darralyn Banks and the cash was never given to the victim, police said.
The official bank check was deposited at Wood Forest National Bank on May 28 and signed by Darralyn Banks, the police report said.
The general manager of First Light Home Care told police Angie Banks was fired from her job because she lied about how much time she actually worked, according to the report.
Angie Banks was booked into J. Reuben Detention Center on Monday with a bond of $15,000, according to jail records.
Darralyn Banks is charged with accessory after the fact to a felony and is being held at J. Reuben on a $25,000 bond, according to jail records. Both suspects remain jailed as of Wednesday afternoon.
Claire Byun: 626-0381, @Claire_TSN