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Mother, daughter charged with ripping off elderly couple


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A mother and daughter in Brunswick County have been charged with allegedly ripping off an elderly couple they cared for.

Shirlie Smith, 54, and Ashleigh Walker, 27, each face two counts of exploitation of an elder or disabled adult.

According to arrest warrants, the pair stole money, assets and property worth $32,830.16 from the couple they had a business relationship while in a position of trust. The alleged crimes happened back in 2011.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Walker is in jail under $15,000 secured bond. Smith is out of jail under $20,000 secured bond.

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taking advantage of the elderly

This is going on more & more.I have talked to others who have hired caregivers for their loved ones,and things were stolen from the home.Even people who worked with an agency that hires people to sit with the elderly!I think a better background check should be done on these people.I feel bad for the elderly,because there are so many dishonest people out there!


good ole brunswick county trailer trash


They both need the SH*T slapped out of them! How do you blow through that much money??? Most likely drugs.

And that lady needs a dern salon day, they both look like crap.


These two need the full consequences for their actions. Their victims probably worked hard all their lives and are able to retire only for these scumbags to try and take their earnings and leave them destitute. Completely and utterly disgusting!

Mother has done this

Mother has done this before... in 2004 she was charged with embezzlement.


Turns out Shirley spent all her money at the salon.

It would "appear"...

Shirlie looks a lot older than 54. Shoulda used more sunscreen.


Which one is Shirley?

Wilmington Observer

Will he couple ever get any

Will he couple ever get any of there money or property back? I seriously doubt it. Thieves raising thieves.