ICSO: Felony Exploitation of an Older or Disabled Adult

Date/Time of Offense: March 1st 2020 through February 23rd 2021

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Exploitation of an Older or Disabled Adult

Location of Incident: Statesville, North Carolina​

Suspect(s): ​William Christopher Giles, age 50

108 Farmview Lane

Statesville, NC 28625

 

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on August 17th, 2020 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. The reporting party stated that William Christopher Giles had kidnapped his elderly neighbor. Responding deputies found that the elderly victim was not kidnapped but had been taken to a financial institution to alter bank accounts. 

The investigation was assigned to Detective Patrick Dixson of the Economic Crimes Unit. Financial records were gathered, interviews were conducted, medical records were collected, and civil court proceedings occurred. Over the course of the lengthy investigation it was found that Giles was using his position of trust as a neighbor to the elderly victim to siphon money out of the victim’s financial account, create new accounts, and attempt to purchase the victim’s home while knowing of the victim’s compromised mental capacity and elderly status. 

William Christopher Giles was charged with one count of Felony Exploitation of an Older or Disabled Adult and taken into custody at the Iredell County Detention Center where he was processed and given a $50,000 secured bond by Magistrate R. Imes. 

Giles has no criminal history

Author: Heather Gessler