BARBERTON, Ohio – A former Cuyahoga Falls pastor is accused of stealing up to $40,000 from a Barberton senior citizen and then using much of the cash to buy himself a luxury car.
Richard Boley, 67, is charged with theft from the elderly, a felony of the third degree.
Barberton Sgt. Brian Davis said Boley took advantage of the victim over the past year and intimidated her into giving up most of her life savings.
“Honestly, I was disgusted for somebody to put that much trust into somebody and then be taken advantage of. It was shocking,” Davis said.
Boley was a former visiting pastor at Trinity Church of God in Cuyahoga Falls, where he first met the victim.
Sgt. Davis said Boley was fired from the church a few years ago but did not know the reason for the termination.