Durham Regional Police with a man in custody accused of bilking a senior out of $120,000 by posing as her power of attorney.
Investigators allege the man stole money from the elderly Bowmanville, Ontario woman over as six year period.
He was given access to bank accounts of a family friend in 2009, and made financial decisions while she was admitted to a long-term facility.
70 year old Lawrence Henderson of Hastings, Ontario, is charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.
Henderson is believed to have withdrawn a large amount of the seniors money after her death in 2015.
A man who was acting as Power of Attorney for a senior stole more than $120,000 from her over a six-year period: https://t.co/1KpE5qCUVN
— DRPS (@DRPS) September 2, 2016