An elderly couple is arrested, accused of scamming a friend out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
RI State police say that Jaime Resende, 62, and Maria Resende, 69, of Warren took a total of $360,850 dollars from the victim. The couple received the cash over the course of nearly two years.
Capt. James Swanberg says the couple received exorbitant amounts of cash to run simple errands for the victim; such as taking her to the doctor's office.
State police say the victim's mental state is diminishing. The case was brought to their attention by the victim's power of attorney.
Both suspects were arraigned on charges including obtaining money under false pretenses, and exploitation of an elder. Both have been released on personal recognizance.
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RI Elderly Woman Scammed Out of 300+K