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Second arrest made in Dougherty County Elder exploitation case

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that 56-year-old Harold Hunt was taken into custody Friday morning after being charged by a Dougherty County Grand Jury in a 17-count indictment. / Photo: MGN Online

A second arrest has been made in connection to an exploitation of the elderly case made back in September.

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that 56-year-old Harold Hunt was taken into custody Friday morning after being charged by a Dougherty County Grand Jury in a 17-count indictment.

Hunt is facing charges of violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, neglect to a disabled adult, elder person, or resident; exploitation and intimidation of disabled adult, elder person, or resident; and operating an unlicensed personal care home.

This arrest follows the September arrest of 39-year-old Michelle Oliver after 14 people were rescued from unlicensed personal care homes in Dougherty, Monroe, and Bibb counties.

Both Hunt and Oliver are charged with depriving the residents of healthcare, shelter, and necessary sustenance.

The two were also financially exploiting the individuals by Hunt acting as the payee for Social Security benefits and then directing the funds to Oliver’s account.

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