Police arrested Yvonne Longmire, who allegedly tried to scam her mentally disabled son out of trust money. That son, Lee Earnest Longmire, is missing.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Cops: Mom arrested, disabled son still missing after scam attempt

A Lawrenceville woman who allegedly tried to scam her son out of $200,000 in trust fund money has been arrested, but won’t tell officers where her son is, Gwinnett County police said.

Yvonne Longmire was arrested March 1 on charges including false swearing, forgery and identity theft. She allegedly used 23-year-old Marcus Ford to pose as her son, Lee Earnest Longmire, in court in attempt to gain control of her son’s trust fund. Ford has been arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition to Georgia.

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Lawyers controlling Lee Earnest Longmire’s trust fund have told police Lee has not been seen publicly in several years. Lee, 20, has been described by police as “mentally disabled” and was declared a ward of the state after it was discovered he was missing.

Yvonne Longmire and her attorney have told police that Lee is “okay” but have not revealed his location, the department said. The state has ordered Lee be turned over to the Division of Family and Children Services to be cared for by an appointed guardian.

Anyone with information about Lee Earnest Longmire’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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The case comes a week of two cases of tuberculosis were confirmed in Floyd County.

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