A man is in jail after Hall County deputies said he defrauded an 84-year-old woman out of more than $70,000 over the course of four years.
Hyun Bae You, 57, of Winder, was arrested Tuesday after a monthlong investigation, Hall sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck Booth said.
The sheriff’s office began looking into You after receiving a fraud report from a friend of the victim Feb. 5. An investigation revealed You befriended the victim, a woman from Hoschton, “several years ago and gained access to her bank account,” Booth said.
Investigators said between January 2016 and March 2020, You used more than $70,000 of the woman’s funds.
You was taken to the Hall County Jail, where he remains on a charge of exploitation of an elder person.
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.