LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man is accused of stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry from his elderly mother and nearly $6000 cash.
According to an arrest report, Danny Loy told officers he stole from his own mother to buy drugs.
On Victoria Drive in Highview, Loy lived with his 80-year-old mother. She is in bad health and Loy told police he was her caretaker.
"There's been other people coming and going and we just assumed they were there to help care for her," said Henry Glas, who lives nearby.
According to an arrest citation, detectives were in the process of investigating a theft. Someone stole $50,000 worth of the victim's jewelry.
"It's surprising, but the jewelry is probably about right because her husband had a jewelry store," said Glas.
The report states that Loy sold the jewelry to buy crack. It goes on to say Loy admitted to also taking $5700 cash that his mother had saved.
"He probably should be ashamed of himself for what he did," said Glas.
Neighbors like Sheila Ryan say they are shocked to hear this happened so close to home. "It makes you wonder who your neighbors are," said Ryan. "If they would do that to their own mom, what would they do to somebody else?"
Loy was arrested at his mother's house on Tuesday afternoon. "He'll have his coming," said Ryan. "Everybody that does that kind of stuff gets paid back."
WAVE 3 reached out to Loy in jail as well as some of his family members, but they all declined our request for an interview.
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