Columbia Woman Turns Herself In on Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Charge

January 9, 2018

Devina Williamson, 34, of Columbia, was charged with one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult for making more than $250 in debit card purchases from the account of the vulnerable victim.

A 34-year-old woman from Columbia surrendered to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Friday evening after being accused of taking money from a vulnerable person for her own use, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Devina Williamson was charged with one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult for making more than $250 in debit card purchases from the account of the vulnerable victim. She was booked into the Marion/Walthall Correctional Facility on a $10,000 bond.

If convicted, Williamson faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Shannon Cook with the AG’s Vulnerable Adult Unit and will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander of the AG’s Public Integrity Division.

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