Woman convicted by jury for exploitation of the elderly


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On April 12, Curtel Lashay Hayes, 33, was convicted by a jury of exploitation of the elderly over $50,000 and grand theft over $100,000, following a two-day trial.

Hayes was arrested on February 6, 2020, by the Gainesville Police Department after a lengthy investigation. Detectives determined that she had stolen over $140,000 from a 91-year-old victim between 2017 and 2020. When she was arrested, she was driving a 2019 Toyota Highlander that had been purchased with the victim’s money, and other cars were also purchased for her. According to a press release from the State Attorney’s Office, Hayes exploited the victim’s memory loss and received 113 checks from her over a period of two years.

Judge Phillip Pena presided over the trial and will sentence Hayes in 30 days. Assistant State Attorney Darla Whistler led the prosecution team. Hayes could serve between 3 years and 30 years in prison.

  • Another wannabe diva “too good” to work. “This is slavery! I should have others waiting on me…” 🤡🤬👹

  • Another shining example of a culture the PC police deems forbidden to comment on.

  • I know that this happens a lot and never gets reported. I hate seeing people take advantage of the elderly, it’s sickening. I worked with an elderly guy for a few years, somehow he had a couple of these leaches around him a lot and they were definitely ripping him off. He had alienated honest friends from him and he was easy prey.

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