Cops: B-And-B Owners Kept Disabled Man In Barn, Stole Money
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the owners of an upstate New York bed-and-breakfast stole from the bank account of a mentally disabled man who lived in a barn on their property.
State police say John Quick and his wife Mary were arrested earlier this month and charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable adult and grand larceny.
Troopers say the arrests came after Orange County social services removed the disabled man from the stable hand quarters of a barn at Silent Farm, the couple's B-and-B in Goshen, 50 miles north of New York City.
Investigators say the man had been living in the barn for several years while the Quicks took control of his bank account and removed funds without authorization.
The couple remains free pending a court appearance Wednesday. A message left at their business wasn't immediately returned.