A Granite City man is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and unlawful use of a credit card after gaining the trust of an 83-year-old Foxes Grove resident. 33-year-old Jeremy Proffitt is accused of draining the victim’s bank accounts, stealing cash, and unlawfully using her credit cards.

Proffitt allegedly racked up more than $30,000 in debt in the victim’s name. A judge has also issued an order of protection against Proffitt, telling him to stay away from the elderly woman. Proffitt’s bail is set at $50,000. Foxes Grove is a senior living community in Wood River.


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