DADE CITY, Fla - Dade City police say they've arrested an 87-year-old woman for stealing $17,000 from a friend who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
Lillian J. Lothrop, of the 29000 block of Johnston Road, in Dade City, was arrested at her home Tuesday on a Dade City warrant by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and charged with grand theft from a person 65 years of age or older, a second degree felony.
Police allege that Lothrop exploited her relationship with the 85-year-old victim by getting him to write her 15 checks totaling more than $34,000 over a six month period.
The deception was discovered by the victim's brother while trying to reconcile the victim's bank
After her arrest, Lothrop was taken to the Land O' Lakes Detention Center.
She's now being held on $15,000 bond.
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