Jackson man pleads guilty to exploiting woman with Alzheimer’s in Pearl | Crime
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man, who is currently in jail on a previous conviction, was sentenced to five years after he pleaded guilty Monday to exploiting a vulnerable person in Rankin County.
Attorney General Jim Hood says 42-year-old Jeffrey Jerome Rivers admitted to taking $1,200 from a Pearl resident suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Rivers mislead the 73-year-old woman into believing he had cut down trees in her yard when he hadn’t done the work.
A concerned relative noticed the expenditures and told police.
Rivers was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Attorney General’s office for the investigation, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund and $1,200 to the victim.
He is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Hinds County for exploiting an 88-year-old woman. Rivers conned that woman into paying for work he never completed, Hood said.
Rivers’ five-year sentence will run concurrent to the 10-year sentence.
He also had previous convictions in Madison County of attempted armed robbery in 1995 and in Hinds County in 2000.
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