By Joe Johnson
An Athens man has been charged with stealing $10,000 from his 99-year-old employer.
According to Athens-Clarke County police, 33-year-old Cordero Geovanny Pumadera of Holman Avenue did work for the victim around her home on Sunset Drive.
In July of last year, the woman’s sister, who is executor of the victim’s estate, reported that Pumadera had entered her sister’s house and stole some checks, police said.
A police report indicated that Pumadera made checks out in various amounts to himself and cashed them at a local bank with the victim’s forged name on them.
The victim’s sister reported that Pumadera made six transactions for a total of $10,000.
At the time the fraud report was made, police said that Pumadera was at the county jail on an unrelated matter.
After an investigation, he was served two months ago with warrants charging him with exploitation of an elder victim, third-degree forgery, and four counts of fourth-degree forgery.
The Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office on July 8 filed an accusation in Superior Court that charges Pumadera with the same offenses.
He was being held at the jail without bail being set, and his arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 16.