Wayne Golden and Annazette Shillings
PERRIS – Two suspects were arrested following an investigation of claims of elder abuse to an 84-year-old victim.
According to investigator Lance Colmer who was assigned to the case, in August 2015 the female victim was in the process of researching care facilities for her 94-year old husband, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, when she fell prey to the two suspects.
The suspects, 52-year old Annazette Rosia Shillings and 53-year old Wayne Golden, convinced the victim to house her husband at their Perris residence in exchange for rent and fees.
In April of 2016, Shillings also “convinced” the victim that she needed to live with her in Perris as well. At this time, Shillings grabbed the victim’s house keys, car keys and checkbook, taking her to her residence where the victim was falsely imprisoned. Shillings reportedly refused to let the victim leave.
The female victim was able to contact a social worker from the Riverside County Adult Protective Services a couple of weeks later.
The social worker retrieved the victim, returning to her home where the victim discovered her residence had been burglarized. Shillings and Golden had also apparently made multiple attempts to access both her husband’s bank accounts and her own.
A search warrant was served at the suspects’ home in the 1200 Block of Friedman Street in Perris where virtually all of the stolen property was found, as well as false documents. Shillings had created documents to show she was the caretaker for both victims and had personally delivered the fraudulent documents to the Social Security Administration and attempted to divert both of their social security benefits as well as her husband’s veterans’ benefits.
Shillings and Golden were arrested and booked at the jail for false imprisonment, financial elder abuse, burglary, possession of stolen property and ID theft. Golden was also booked for felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Lance Colmer at the Perris Police Department by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org