Police & Courts

Two arrested for theft after allegedly deceiving 70-year-old

Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 4:15 pm

QUINCY -- The Quincy Police Department arrested two homeless people Wednesday for allegedly deceiving and stealing from a 70-year-old woman.

Donald W. Mayes, 51, and Melissa L. Martin, 49, were charged with theft by deception over $500. The theft is alleged to have been ongoing since March.

The Quincy Police Department and West Central Illinois Case Coordination Unit began investigating the matter after receiving a complaint.

Mayes had an outstanding Adams County warrant for unlawful possession of meth and was lodged in the Adams County Jail. Martin was cited and released on a notice to appear.

Both are scheduled to appear in court on May 3.

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