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Update: Suspect out of jail; allegedly conned father out of savings

A man wanted by police for allegedly conning his own father out of his savings has been released on bond.
A man wanted by police for allegedly conning his own father out of his savings has been released on bond.

According to Cpl. Marcus Hines with the Shreveport Police Department, John Farris Jr., 33, surrendered late Tuesday evening at the Caddo Correctional Center. He was wanted on a warrant charging him with a single count of theft of assets of an elderly person.

Authorities alleged Farris Jr., bilked his father, 66-year-old John Farris Sr., out of a significant amount of the senior's savings.

Shreveport Police were first contacted in early April about the alleged crime.

An investigation determined that Farris Sr. had been victim of a theft at the hands of his son. During the investigation, it was learned that the elder Farris was hospitalized from a medical condition which severely affected his cognitive ability.

Just days following his discharge from care, the elder Farris was reportedly taken to a local financial institution where he was tricked into granting Farris Jr. access to his accounts.

Following this action, Farris Jr. reportedly took the opportunity to make multiple large transactions from him father’s bank account before completely exhausting it.

Following the withdrawals, Farris Jr. fled the home he shared with his father. 

Farris Jr. remains housed at CCC on a $40,000 bond.

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