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.