FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Todd Hallidy
Phone: (302) 577-8314
Date: November 9, 2001
STATE OBTAINS CONVICTION IN SUSSEX COUNTY EXPLOITATION
(Georgetown, DE) - Prosecutors and Elder Abuse Investigators with the office of Delaware Attorney General M. Jane Brady today announced the successful prosecution of a Seaford man who took financial advantage of three elderly and infirm adults.
Allan Holloway (D.O.B. 11/20/57), of Route 6, Box 474, Seaford, Delaware pleaded guilty Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown. Mr. Holloway was a former outreach employee for a senior center in Bridgeville, and was responsible for delivering meals to seniors with disabilities. It was during this employment that he befriended three victims and found different ways to exploit them by making use of their financial resources for his own benefit. This included using the credit cards of a 59 year-old woman with physical and mental disabilities. Total fraudulent charges on the credit cards exceeded $26,000.00. That woman is now deceased. The state alleged he also used approximately $3,000.00 in checks belonging to an 85 year-old man (now deceased) and borrowed a smaller amount of cash from a 93 year-old woman.
Upon entering his guilty plea, Mr. Holloway was immediately sentenced to one year incarceration, suspended for one year probation, for one count of Financial Exploitation of an Infirm Adult (a Class A misdemeanor). He has also been ordered to make restitution to the 93 year-old woman and to the estate of the 85 year-old man (the estate of the 59 year-old woman was not liable for the defendant's fraudulent credit card use).
Investigators warn that others may possibly have been victimized by the defendant during his employment. They ask anyone with information or concerns to call the Attorney General's office in Georgetown at (302) 856-5352.