Gary and Deborah Honse, of Vienna, have been charged in Maries County, with Financial Exploitation of the Elderly or Disabled Person, which is a Class A Felony.
It is alleged the Honse’s exploited a 91-year-old Vienna Resident, whom they admitted was exhibiting signs of dementia, out of her generational farm worth nearly 1.5 million dollars. They accomplished this without giving the victim any compensation and by allegedly deceiving her into signing a Quit Claim Deed using a ruse the paperwork was for something else entirely.
The Honse’s drew up their own documents for this transaction using instructions they found on the internet after a local title company refused to file the deed and advised them to seek legal assistance with the paperwork due to the value and appearance of the transaction. Court dates for the couple are pending.