John Quick of Davie, Florida was arrested Thursday after he was accused of charging a 91-year-old man out of more than $1,000 for car repairs that were never completed, news sources report. Quick, 52, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of exploitation of the elderly, a charge he had been previously serving a 15-year probation period on, reports say. A judge set Quick’s bond at $26,000 but ordered him to be held without bail for the probation violation. It is unclear whether Quick has hired an attorney.
According to reports, Quick was arrested on January 13, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale on a charge of exploiting the elderly for between $20,000 and $100,000. The details of the past arrest were not immediately available at press time. Sources say Quick had been serving a 15 years of probation on that charge prior to his most recent arrest.
In this latest incident, Quick reportedly approached a 91-year-old man who was stopped at a traffic light in Davie. Quick offered to perform repairs and bodywork on the man’s vehicle, sources say. Quick and the victim later came to an agreement, and Quick charged the victim $825 for the work. Later on, Quick revisited the victim and charged $125, reports say. Sometime later, he charged the victim $165, sources allege. In the end, reports say Quick charged the victim but never completed the work he said he would perform.
In court, a county judge commented on the case, purportedly saying, “You’re on probation for 15 years beginning in 2005 for exploiting the elderly. And now, it says in April of this year you were at a traffic light in Davie and you allegedly found a victim who was 91 years old who had infirmities from aging, including [poor] vision and a heart condition.”
“You basically, allegedly, took advantage of this man because of his age,” the judge reportedly added. It is unclear whether detectives retrieved any of the allegedly stolen funds. It is also unclear whether there were any other victims.
Elderly people are often singled out for fraud and theft. Earlier this year, Lisa Khan of Plantation was arrested after she was accused of attempting to convince an elderly man to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars from his account for her, sources report. Khan, 44, was taken to the Broward County Main Jail on charges of grand theft of a victim 65 or older. Her bail was set at $35,000. It is unclear whether she hired legal representation.
According to reports, the incident occurred at the Bank of America’s Plantation branch on Broward Boulevard. Khan allegedly took the victim to the bank, went inside, and attempted to convince him to withdraw money from his account. Witnesses inside the business became suspicious and contacted police, sources say.
Officer’s arrived and searched Khan, finding $11,300 in her possession, reports say. Police asked about the money and Khan reportedly said she was saving up for her own lawyer. Officers searched Khan’s vehicle and found .380 caliber pistol that she is not legally allowed to carry. She was then arrested, reports say.