Law and Order: Couple accused of stealing elderly victim's credit card, going on spending spree
|Terry Roth||Michelle Hamill|
Terry M. Roth, 40, and Michelle Hamill, 48, both of Batavia, are charged with third-degree grand larceny. Roth is also charged with second-degree forgery. Hamill is accused of stealing a credit card from the wallet of an elderly victim who was under her care as a healthcare aide in the victim's residence. The victim is presently under 24-hour care. Roth, accompanied by Hamill, allegedly made $23,000 in unauthorized purchases in Genesee, Erie and Monroe counties. These alleged purchases were documented through surveillance video at the stores, according to State Police. Roth was jailed on $25,000 bail. Hamill was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
Kyle Robert Ratulowski, 19, of Elenore Place, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Ratulowski is accused of shoplifting from Walmart.
Nicole Marie Capretto, 32, of Lewiston Road, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Capretto is accused of stealing $100 from the cash register of the Pembroke Arrow Mart along with a 12-pack of Bud Light beer.
Alissa Marie Eastridge, 18, of Summit Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Eastridge is accused of shoplifting from Walmart.
Ryan James Sundown, 35, of Meadville Road, Alabama, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th, criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child, and resisting arrest. Sundown allegedly choked the victim, threw her phone to prevent her from calling for emergency assistance and attempted to leave the scene in his truck, striking another vehicle with his son in the backseat. Sundown was allegedly intoxicated.
Re: the credit card theft. So SHE stole the card, and THEY used it. He gets $25,000 bail put on him and SHE gets released ??? Doesn't make sense to me.
Bail is not levied according to participation in the crime or as a gauge of the level of guilt. It depends on how likely the court believes that you will NOT show up to future court dates. Obviously they think this lady will show up and perhaps the guy has a record of blowing off appearances.
It does get confusing though.
People who steal from and abuse the elderly deserve a special place in hell. Disgusting!
You are correct, Lorie.
And that "special place" should be right next to the one reserved from those that steal from , and abuse anyone.
If it ain't yours, and it isn't you, GD IT, keep your hands off it!