The 13-count indictment said the suspects got the credit cards to fund a drug habit.
Prosecutors had the grand jurors accept an expanded version of the initial indictment, going into greater detail about how the couple allegedly executed their scheme.
The new indictment is nine pages longer than the last.
In it, police claimed the couple — either before or after allegedly killing the boy — created bogus documents and accounts, and did the following:
- Got five credit cards in the boy's name using a false birthday
- Tried to get four more the same way
- Failed to notify Social Security of the boy's death so they could keep getting benefits
- Created multiple online fundraising accounts asking for tens of thousands of dollars to help the boy recover from his father's beating
- Obtained a $50,000 life insurance policy without mentioning his severe pre-existing disabilities
- Received funds from a state fund for victims by forging a letter
- Applied for a medical services loan to get fertility treatment a month before allegedly killing the boy so they could have a child together
Three days before 11:24 p.m. Nov. 8, 2014, when hospital medics declared the boy dead, medical staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta installed a device in the child’s neck to help with seizures.
Mugshot of Joseph Rucker McFall
The ailments the boy suffered almost all his life were caused by his father Joseph Rucker McFall shaking, throwing and hitting him at eight-weeks-old. His father cracked both his son’s arms and a rib.
McFall was sentenced to 20 years in prison April 17, 2014.
White said in court then that she’d filed for divorce and struggled every day to care for the child and his injuries.
Months later during the summer, White and Schullerman met through an online dating service.
He moved from Florida into her Austell home, and that’s where they started to form the scheme, investigators believe.
Both have been in the Cobb jail since their arrests.
In other news, watch MARTA riders rescue visually impaired man who fell onto tracks:
A visually impaired man fell onto southbound MARTA tracks at the Five Points station on Thursday morning, a spokesman for the transit agency said. (Video via Jason Monlineaux via WSB-TV)