Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a Georgia mother and her mentally disabled son who remain unaccounted for after the mother’s alleged scam to take his trust fund fell apart.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Lee Earnest Longmire, 20, hasn’t been heard from in several years. Meanwhile, his mother, Yvonne Longmire, 58, is accused of presenting another man as her son in court in January to convince the court that her son was no longer disabled and didn’t require a conservator over his trust fund.
The alleged false testimony resulted in the relinquishment of $200,000 to Yvonne and her accused accomplice, Maurice Ford, 23. However, before the pair received the large sum of money, the ex-conservator attorney and his paralegal became skeptical as they hadn’t physically seen Lee in several years, according to the Lawrenceville Patch.
The inquiry resulted in Lee becoming a ward of the state, which entailed him being provided a guardian through the Division of Family and Children Services. The news outlet reported that additional alarms were raised when the guardian was unable to contact the 20-year-old.
Arrest warrants were issued for Yvonne and Ford. Ford was reportedly arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition to Georgia. Citing police, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that Yvonne possibly took off with her son and that the pair remain unaccounted for.
Authorities said they believe Yvonne is traveling in a green 2006 Ford F-150 with Georgia tag PRE 3129. She’s currently wanted on a slew of charges, including perjury, forgery, identity theft, theft by deception, criminal solicitation, and exploitation of an at-risk adult
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Yvonne or Lee Longmire’s whereabouts should call Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
[Featured image: Yvonne Longmire, Lee Longmire/Gwinnett County Police Department]