"John Abood was the perfect victim, his sister said.
Born with Williams syndrome, Mr. Abood has a very low IQ, trouble with the most basic math, and is very friendly and trusting — all symptoms of the rare genetic disorder.
So, when his siblings realized the 59-year-old man had no money in his checking account and extensive overdraft fees, they knew someone likely had taken advantage of Mr. Abood’s trust.
A former Anne Grady Center employee once assigned to help Mr. Abood buy his groceries and pay his bills was sentenced Monday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. Gary Smotherman, 39, of 146 Rosalind Pl. was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $6,500 in restitution."
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