GPD makes elder exploitation arrest

Bryan Weber
Bryan Weber
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A Gainesville man has been arrested for illegally spending more than $2 million from his mother's trust account.

On Tuesday, the Gainesville Police Department arrested and charged Bryan Weber, 62, with exploitation of the elderly, racketeering, grand theft, and executing a scheme to defraud.

According to police reports, the investigation revealed that in 2015 Weber became the trustee of his mother’s trust account.

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Between 2015 and 2018, the report states that Weber illegally spent approximately $2.2 million from the trust by purchasing improvements on his residence, vacations, jewelry, vehicles, and a second residence to live in while his primary residence was being renovated.

Weber completely drained the trust and left his mother, who died in August 2019, with $155,000 in outstanding expenses, according to the GPD.

Weber is currently at Alachua County jail and is being held on a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is on going and the arrest came after a referral from the State Attorney’s Office.

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