Quickly after the 78-year-old gave Demarest her bank card to pay for groceries at Publix, massive packages started exhibiting up on the dwelling.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace is looking for a fraud suspect who allegedly stole a financial institution card and used it to purchase $17,000 in guitars and musical tools, amongst different issues.
A lady in DeLand employed Thriller Shiloh Demarest to maneuver into her dwelling and assist take automotive of her sick husband. Demarest moved in around May 2019 to assist with family chores and purchasing.
Quickly after the 78-year-old gave Demarest her bank card to pay for groceries at Publix, massive packages started exhibiting up on the dwelling. Demarest blamed his girlfriend and mentioned he would return the entire objects for a refund, officers mentioned.
The sufferer then misplaced contact with 49-year-old Demarest.
As soon as the sufferer checked her financial institution information, she observed 11 fees at GuitarAttic and Reverb.com. There have been additionally fees for a airplane ticket and a resort room charged to her card in addition to a storage unit, in keeping with regulation enforcement.
Attempting to grasp what was occurring, the sufferer checked out the storage unit and located that the hire was overdue and the unit had been put up for public sale on-line. She and her lawyer discovered the itemizing on-line, together with a photograph of the opened unit exhibiting a number of guitar circumstances and different music tools inside.
As soon as investigators had a search warrant, they discovered 11 Gibson Les Paul guitars, 2 Marshall reverb boards, 7 massive audio system, a drum set and a number of music stands.
Regulation enforcement are nonetheless looking for Demarest. The fraud suspect’s whereabouts are unknown. Police consider there may very well be an opportunity he’s within the Raleigh, N.C space as he traveled there in 2019 utilizing the sufferer’s bank card.