published Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Woman charged with stealing money from woman in her care

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    Christi Morgan, 44, was charged with theft by conversation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She turned herself in at Catoosa County Jail on Sunday, authorities said.

A Chickamauga, Ga., woman has been arrested and charged with stealing money from a 64-year-old woman who was in her legal care.

Christi Morgan, 44, was charged with theft by conversation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She turned herself in at Catoosa County Jail on Sunday, authorities said.

Morgan, who was the legal guardian of Jackie Humphrey, took more than $165,000 from Humphrey's account in November to buy herself a house with cash, an arrest warrant states.

The GBI still is investigating the case, and Agent James Harris said he couldn't comment further.

Morgan couldn't be reached for comment.

But Humphrey's family members said they are appalled that they trusted Morgan and are suing her to gain back their family member's money.

"It's really sad," said Mike Humphrey, Jackie Humphrey's cousin. "This woman took everything from her."

Jackie Humphrey was worth nearly $1 million when Morgan began to care for her, he said, but now the family can't account for most of her money, he said.

Mike Humphrey said the family began to notice a pattern of inconsistency and started to look into their cousin's account.

When Adult Protective Services got involved in the investigation, the family removed Morgan, and Mike Humphrey said he was appointed his cousin's power of attorney.

About three years ago, Jackie Humphrey's mother, who had been caring for her, became ill and no longer was able to look after her daughter, Mike Humphrey said. Morgan was given the job of taking care of Jackie Humphrey, who has several health issues, he said, and the family trusted Morgan because she was a distant family friend.

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CADMAN612 said...

This person is also a Pastors wife. Better look into the Churches finances also. No tellin what a low life like this is capable of.

August 31, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
harrystatel said...

Just like PLT and TBN she was helping God share the glory of the Holy Spook and taking a cut for herself.

August 31, 2011 at 11:16 a.m.
slimjim300 said...

she looks like she invested alot of that ladie's money in getting herself a plump neck, slap it and ride the wave in BRUTHA!! wooooo!!

August 31, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
harrystatel said...

Christi Pinion Morgan,wife of Pastor Roger Morgan and daughter of Pastor George Pinion.

The apple doesn't fall far from the Holy tree. Hubby and Daddy have been relieving that "wicked and evil money" from pockets for years.

"Give the money to God but make the check out to me." 1st Hypocrites, 3:16

"God so loved the world that he gave us preachers, priests, PTL and TBN to separate the fools from their cash. Blessed be the sound of the Bling." Golashes, 1:3

August 31, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.
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