Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a husband and wife for stealing from a disabled World War II Veteran who allowed them to live in his home.
The 87-year-old victim, Boston Dixon, contacted deputies in September when he discovered around $50,000 in his late wife's jewelry was missing.
Kevin Babbidge and his wife Christina have known Mr. Dixon for 10 years and moved in with him in late August to help care for him. Detectives learned that within days, Kevin pawned several pieces of jewelry, but also found records showing he pawned items believed to have belonged to Mr. Dixon in 2012, when Mr. Dixon was paying him $200 a week to clean his home.
So far, detectives have recovered about $7,600 worth of jewelry taken from Mr. Dixon's home.
Kevin and Christina Babbidge were arrested, charged with Exploitation of the Elderly and are being held on $50,000 bond apiece.
Both suspects pleaded with Mr. Dixon to allow them to make restitution and not press charges.