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Florida woman arrested for stealing $437,000 from elderly cancer patient: police


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Florida authorities have arrested a woman who allegedly stole more than $437,000 from a 70-year-old cancer patient by posing as her daughter and forcing her to hand over her property, officials said.

Following an investigation, authorities apprehended Ana Nunez, who allegedly claimed to be the daughter of the unidentified victim, in order to manipulate her into signing legal documents granting her power of attorney, WPLG reported.

Ana Nunez was arrested after allegedly stealing more than $437,000 from a 70-year-old cancer patient.
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The victim, whose physical condition was not immediately clarified, ultimately surrendered his home, bank accounts and the rest of his possessions to Nunez, while receiving treatment at a Miami-Dade County hospital , according to the report.

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Nunez faces charges of organized fraud, elder abuse and robbery of seniors totaling more than $50,000, WPLG reported. She was previously convicted in 2014, including for robbery and forgery, according to the report.

Nunez appeared in court Saturday, when a judge set his bail at $45,000.

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Nunez’s own son, Pablo Figueroa, had previously been arrested in connection with this scheme.

The elderly population has become a common target for fraudsters, as seniors have been defrauded of over $1 billion in 2021, according to an FBI report.

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More than 92,000 victims over the age of 60 said they lost more than $1.7 billion, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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