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May 02 10:12 AM

Warrant issued for suspect in theft of elderly

Authorities are on the lookout for a suspect accused of stealing money from an elderly victim.

Back on April 2, Shreveport police were notified in reference to a reported theft of assets from an elderly victim.

Upon contact with the complainant, information was gathered that 66-year-old John Farris Sr. had been the victim of a theft at the hands of his son, identified as 33-year-old John Farris Jr.

As investigators launched their probe, it was learned that the elder Farris was hospitalized upon suffering a medical condition which severely affected his cognitive ability.

Just days following his dis charge from care, the elder Farris was reportedly taken to a local financial institution, where he was tricked into granting Farris Jr. access to his accounts.

Following this action, the younger Farris reportedly took the opportunity to make a number of large transactions from his father’s bank account, exhausting it.

Once the withdrawals were made, Farris Jr. fled the home he shared with his father and has not been seen since.

Authorities assigned to the case have procured a warrant for the arrest of John Farris Jr., charging him with a single count of theft of assets of an aged or elderly person. Bond in the matter has been set at $40,000.

Anyone with any information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373 or online at www.lockemup.org.

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