TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN — A Perth woman has been arrested, accused of stealing more than $1.2 million from an elderly man’s bank account, Fulton County Sheriff’s officials said Thursday.
She is accused of doing so after having been entrusted with the man’s finances, officials said.
Gladys K. Griffith, 49, was charged Thursday with first-degree grand larceny, officials said.
The investigation began July 12 as deputies received a complaint related to a check on the elderly man following several suspicious transfers and withdrawals from his bank account, according to officials. Deputies then gathered information and swiftly acted, officials said.
They then forwarded the case to investigators who worked with New York State Police Financial Crimes, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and the Fulton County Crime Analysis Center.
Griffith is accused of transferring funds from the man’s account over an eight-month period from December 2021 to July 2022. The transfers totaled approximately $1,216,000, sheriff’s officials said.
She made the transfers without authorization from the account holder from the elderly man’s account. The man had entrusted her with his finances, officials said.
She then used the money for personal gain and the gain of others, including paying off multiple loans on behalf of her boyfriend, officials said.
Griffith was arraigned and released to return to court later.