The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of 51 years-of- age Linda DeLoach of Panama City.

DeLoach, who has been working as a caretaker for an 89 year-old female, endeavored to purchase a car, valued at $27,000, from a local dealership with the use of the victim’s identity and credit information.

The dealership, suspecting fraud, then contacted the Panama City Police Department. Following an investigation into the incident DeLoach was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Exploitation Of The Elderly. DeLoach is scheduled for a first appearance on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact either the Panama City Police Department at 872-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS(8477).

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  • by Tisha Location: Middletown on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:23 AM
    And WHO was overseeing Deloach, a reputable health care facility; a State run facility; or was she hired by the family? If she was employed by a health care facility/state run facility THEY should be held accountable as well. If she was hired by the family, ACCOLADES to them for bringing this THIEF to justice.
  • by Elaine Location: Indiana on Oct 28, 2008 at 08:46 PM
    There's another story here and it's about what happens to the victim now. Most often, the courts rush in to "protect" the victim via a guardianship. What happens next is guardians and their lawyers get rich off the backs of the very people they have been court-appointed to protect! The victim gets re-victimized by the system that's supposed to be protecting him/her. For more information, visit NASGA at and read victims' stories for yourself. Forewarned is forearmed! Yours, Elaine Renoire NASGA
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