Sheriff: Woman took advantage of disabled man

AKRON -- A 36-year-old woman who allegedly pretended to be developmentally disabled has been arrested after authorities say she took advantage of a developmentally disabled man.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office says it was in January when Carol Hulett first met the 60-year-old man on a bus in Akron.

Hulett, who reportedly used the alias Emily Parker, allegedly told the male she was his girlfriend. Authorities say Hulett then gained financial information from the victim and ensured she was with him on days he was paid. She's accused of accompanying him to cash his checks and then being given cash.

The victim's family became suspicious when he left the house to meet Hulett and he had all of his banking information with him.

On Feb. 1, The Summit County Sheriff's Detective assigned to the Developmentally Disabilities Board was notified of the incident. The detective was given a picture of Hulett taken by the family.

The detective was able to identify Hulett from the photograph and he located her during a traffic stop. Authorities say she admitted to the theft and stated her goal was to empty the victim's bank accounts.

Hulett has been charged with theft from the developmentally disabled and was booked in the Summit County Jail.

Further charges are pending as authorities continue their investigation.


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