Thursday, December 20, 2007

Man Accused of Extorting Thousands From Elderly

By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer Times.Daily

A local man has been arrested on a grand jury indictment accusing him of extorting money from an elderly man.Florence police said William Louis "Slick J" Johnson, 1938 Maple Ave., Florence, has been indicted on charges of abuse and neglect of the elderly and second-degree burglary.

The abuse charge is a Class C felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Second-degree burglary is a Class B felony and has a punishment of 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.Court officials said Johnson was indicted during the December grand jury session.Johnson, 51, is accused of abusing an 85-year-old Florence man.

Authorities said the abuse had been going on for a long time.

Johnson is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bail totaling $7,500.


Tom, let me see if I got this right, crook has been extorting thousands from elderly, this has been going on a long time , he can post 10% $750.00 bail with his credit card and be out the next day , extorting more elders, to pay for his bail money.

Tom will you keep us posted, why do I have the feeling this guy's sentence is going to be suspended and he is not going to do any time?

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