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.

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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.