NORTH WEBSTER — A man was arrested after he went to a bank dressed as a woman and opened a bank account under his elderly mother’s name.
Jonathan Davis, 61, P.O. Box 71, North Webster, is being charged with exploitation of an endangered adult and application fraud, both level 6 felonies.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Dec. 13, an officer with the North Webster Police Department met with a manager of a local Mutual Bank. The manager advised that on Dec. 12 a male dressed as a female came into the bank with identification identifying himself as his mother. The male presented a letter that read “she” had recently had surgery and could not speak. The male then opened a new account with a check from Anthem for $18,460.20 under his mother’s name.
The manager further advised that on Dec. 13, 2016, the same male dressed as a woman returned to the bank. He cashed a temporary check provided on Dec. 12, 2016, and withdrew $200 from the recently made account. The manager recognized the male as Davis.
Officers spoke with Davis’ brother who advised that their mother is currently in Mason’s healthcare facility and not capable of making financial decisions. He further advised that Davis has no authority to open any accounts or do any transactions on behalf of their mother.
Davis has an active criminal case involving similar financial schemes under his mother’s name. On Dec. 2, 2016 he was arrested for failing to pay his mother’s nursing home bills from her Social Security account and instead used some of the money at casinos.