17 April 2013
Sheriff Seeks Woman Accused of Elder Abuse
Walnut Sheriff's Station Seeks Woman Accused of Elder Abuse
The alleged crimes happened in Rowland Heights, when officials say the woman took hundreds of thousands of dollars from her elderly father-in-law after his wife died.
By Renee Schiavone
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in tracking down a Rowland Heights woman who is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her father-in-law, selling his home and draining his retirement accounts, officials said Monday.
The 55-year-old woman, identified as Hang Nguyen Vu, is said to be driving a 2012 dark grey Toyota Prius with a California license plate of 6UCU282.
According to sheriff's Sergeant Rich Peña, Vu misappropriated $350,000 from the elderly man.
"Shortly after the elderly victim's wife passed, the suspect began to care for the father-in-law, selling his home and emptying his retirement accounts," Peña said.
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