Man charged after allegedly scamming elderly neighbor

BETHANY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man has been charged after he allegedly scammed an elderly neighbor out of almost $140,000.

In April, authorities in Bethany arrested Blake Barton after he allegedly exploited his 88-year-old neighbor out of $139,000 over the course of just one year.

The retired 88-year-old told Bethany officers “he was under the impression that Barton needed money for his sick child” and the funds would go toward medical expenses.

According to a search warrant obtained by News 4, Barton was seen “riding a new motorcycle with paper tags” before he was arrested.

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According to online court records, Barton has been charged with one count of exploitation of an elderly person in Oklahoma County District Court.




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