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Elderly Scammer is 46th Fugitive Files Suspect Arrested

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Ronald WIlliams was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Ronald WIlliams was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police
Marc Giulitto is still wanted in connection with stealing thousands from elderly dementia patient Marc Giulitto is still wanted in connection with stealing thousands from elderly dementia patient
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA -

The 46th suspect profiled on Fugitive Files is now off the streets.

Ronald Williams is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly dementia patient.
 
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police grabbed him this weekend.

His partner, Marc Giulitto, remains on the loose.  

He may be somewhere in Jasper County, possibly Hardeeville.  

If you can help find him, call Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020.

Remember, every Thursday at six, Fugitive Files profiles another criminal on the run, and hope to make them the next one behind bars.

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This week's suspects may not be violent, but Savannah-Chatham Police say they have destroyed one woman's life, and stole $70,000 from her.

"He got into her bank accounts and basically cleaned them out," explains Detective Ray Woodbury of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.  

"He" is this man, Ronald Williams.
 
Williams is facing charges of financial elder abuse.

"He (Williams) was supposedly overseeing her finances for and she's 89 years old and has dementia," said Woodbury. "He took advantage of that. He appropriated her money to himself."

But Williams wasn't alone in this crime.

Marc Giulitto, also known as Marc Honabach, is facing charges of his own.

"He forged some checks belonging to the elderly lady, so we got warrants for both of them," explained the Detective.

39-year-old Ronald Williams could be in Savannah or possibly in Jasper County, South Carolina, maybe in Hardeeville.

Marc Giulitto is 41 and may be with Williams.

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they see more cases like this one every day.

"The mental effects are tremendous," says Detective Woodbury. "When all that money is gone and they can't pay for that there's tremendous stress on them mentally. So it's real important that they be prosecuted."

But how can you keep your loved ones safe?

Detective Woodbury offers a few tips:

"The family needs to keep track of their bank accounts, read everything, keep records of everything."

"Have the family get together as one unit, brothers and sisters together to watch the account, not just one person."

"Keep the account from prying eyes of caregivers and neighbors of people who come over to do work at the house."

You can work to protect other elderly folks from this same fate by taking Ronald Williams and Marc Giulitto off the streets.

If you have any information on this case, call Crimestoppers with any details you may have. Their number is 912-234-2020.

And if you want to report any form of apparent elder abuse, that's physical, mental, or financial, just call Adult Protective Services.  

Their number is 1-866-55-AGING - 1-866-552-4464 and press "2"

Or go Online:

http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-protective-services

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