Glendale PD: Woman defrauds 92-year-old WWII veteran of $165,000

Posted at 2:10 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 19:48:52-05

A Glendale woman is behind bars, accused of defrauding a World War II veteran of $165,000.

Police say 42-year-old Theresa Stevens convinced the 92-year-old man to write checks totaling $12,000 in her son's name saying he was her, "chemotherapy doctor." 

She also reportedly got him to write another series of checks totaling $18,500 for house repairs and medical treatment. 

A police investigation revealed that Stevens made hundreds of transactions totaling over $100,000 on various credit and bank cards belonging to the victim. 

Police say Stevens even tried to buy a Cadillac, posing as the victim’s fiancé, while he was in the hospital.  An alert salesperson noticed the age discrepancy and shut down the purchase. 

Stevens is being held on a $100,000 bond for fraudulent schemes.