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True love or elder abuse? Woman drains 80-year-old's life savings

A $200,000 life savings was drained from the bank account of an elderly Wilmington man in just a few months.  (Source: WECT) A $200,000 life savings was drained from the bank account of an elderly Wilmington man in just a few months. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (FOX WILMINGTON) -

A $200,000 life savings was drained from the bank account of an elderly Wilmington man in just a few months. The woman who spent his money was a caregiver 40 years his junior, who married the victim shortly after taking the job to care for him.

Prosecutors say it’s one of the most striking examples they’ve seen of elder abuse, a crime they are hoping to raise awareness about to protect our aging population.

See the woman who pleaded guilty to felony charges of exploiting an elderly person during a special report Wednesday on Fox Wilmington News at 10. Learn about her incredible spending spree and hear her side of the story.

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