Friday, 28 December 2018 15:56

Local Man Indicted on Multiple Felony Counts

A Forsyth County man has been indicted on multiple counts of felony theft by taking for allegedly stealing $240,000 from an elderly neighbor’s bank account. 

Anthony Lane Keeton, 36, of Forsyth County was formally charged by a grand jury in the Superior Court of Forsyth County on Dec. 10 with 18 felony counts of theft by taking and one felony count of exploitation and intimidation of an elder person, according to court documents. 

The victim told authorities that he could not have made the online charges because he only writes checks for his account, does not own a phone or a computer and does not know how to get online, 

An incident report states that Keeton was identified by the victim’s daughter as the “only person to have contact” with her father, working odd jobs for him and transporting him to and from the bank. 

This case will be presided over by Forsyth County Judge Philip C. Smith and will be prosecuted by assistant district attorney Ramsey R. Magaro.