An 86-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly bilking a 99-year-old legally disabled veteran who lived in the same retirement community out of $10,000 and successfully concealing it until he passed away.
Holiday Lake Ridge Village is an all-inclusive independent living community in Eustice, Florida. One of the positions at the facility is “ambassador.” The ambassador collects the mail, works on putting together events, and shuttles other residents to appointments. An 86-year-old woman residing in the senior living facility was given the job, and she held it until she moved out in the summer.
While the woman was still living there, a 99-year-old legally blind and deaf veteran was involved in a financial scam that was discovered by his family in June, after the man passed away. His son said he saw unusual activity after he found evidence of a $10,000 cashier’s check drawn from his father’s account and made out to a woman whose name he did not recognize.