MATTOON — Two local people were arrested for exploiting an elderly man. 26-year old Dustin Brady and 23-year old Jordan Schnibben were arrested.
Police say they were both caregivers for a man in his 80’s who has dementia. Investigators say Brady and Schnibben both drove the man to a bank on several occasions and had him make out personal checks to someone named “Cash.”
The checks were made out for amounts between $400 and $2,000. Police say each suspect stole thousands from the man and believe they spent the money on travel, living expenses, marijuana, gasoline and cigarettes.