On February 16, 2021 the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) arrested and charged Bryan Weber (DOB: 08/02/1958) with Exploitation of the Elderly, Racketeering, Grand Theft, and Executing a Scheme to Defraud, after a referral from the State Attorney’s Office.
The investigation revealed that in 2015 Weber became the Trustee of his mother’s Trust account. Between 2015 and 2018 Weber illegally spent approximately $2.2 million from the Trust by purchasing improvements on his residence, vacations, jewelry, vehicles, and a second residence to live in while his primary residence was being renovated. Weber completely drained the Trust and left his mother, who died in August 2019, with $155,000 in outstanding expenses. Weber is currently at ASO-DOJ and is being held on a $150,000 bond.