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Man charged in connection to elder abuse
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A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call at a 79-year-old woman’s home in Conyers when she complained that her son had been stealing from her.

Carmichael Odom, 50, had reportedly taken a stereo, CDs, sewing machine and jewelry estimated at $1,100, along with thousands of dollars in cash from credit and debit cards.

The 5-foot-11 black male moved to Conyers after getting out of the hospital in Washington, D.C., and had been living with his mother the past seven months.

According to the sheriff’s report, Odom would take the items, pawn them for cash and bring back the pawn tickets, saying, "I’m sorry I took this, but I had to have the money."

On some instances he would ask for money and shake the victim’s wrist saying she has rings that are worth money.

Odom also requested to be put in the will, stating, "You’re old and won't be here much longer, you should will everything to me."

According to the victim, the items, particularly her rings, were precious to her, and that more might have been taken, but that she had not been able to determine all that was missing.

Odom has been charged with taking by theft, felony.