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Alzheimer's patient allegedly duped out of $25,000

William Bartley, 30, of Bardstown William Bartley, 30, of Bardstown

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A 78 year old man with Alzheimer's disease was the target of a scam which lasted nearly two years and cost him tens of thousands of dollars, according to police.

The man's family called police with concern about a suspicious check he wrote at the beginning of September. Bardstown Police tracked down who the check was written to and discovered a scam which they believe had been going on for a long time. The check led them to William Bartley, 30, of Bardstown.

"They have checked his banking records and feel like [the victim] has been duped out of $25,000 since 2011," said Detective Lynn Davis.

Police found the scam started when Bartley sealed the victim's driveway in October of 2011. From what they gathered, he knew of the victim's age and the onset of Alzheimer's. They accuse him of contacting the victim numerous times after he sealed the driveway stating he still had not received payment for the services. Detectives think he did this as often as every few months.

Police arrested William Bartley and charged him with abuse of an adult knowingly and abuse/neglect of an adult.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Bardstown Police at (502) 348-6811 or Nelson County Dispatch at (502) 348-3211.

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