Friday, September 2, 2011

Woman Gets 11 Years For Swindling Elderly Couple In Foreclosure Rescue Ripoff Perpetrated While On Bail On Earlier Housing Scam Charge Targeting Nuns

In Santa Barbara, California, KEYT-TV Channel 3 reports:

  • A local woman who stole money from an elderly Montecito couple was sentenced to state prison Monday. The Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office says a judge sentenced Denise D'Sant- Angelo, 56, to 11 years in state prison.

  • D'Sant-Angelo was found guilty of financial elder abuse, grand theft and unauthorized practice of law in March 2010 while out on bail for stealing nearly $3,000 from a group of elderly nuns.

Source: Woman Sentenced In Elder Abuse Case.

See also, The Santa Barbara Independent: Nun Scammer Found Guilty of Financial Elder Abuse (Jury Convicts Denise D'Sant Angelo on 12 Felony Counts):

  • A Santa Barbara jury [] found Denise D'Sant Angelo guilty of embezzling $30,000 from an elderly couple whose home was about to go into foreclosure.

  • The bespectacled fraudster, convicted last year of lining her pockets with money meant to save housing for a group of nuns, convinced the husband and wife she was skilled in the ways of financial and legal maneuvering and could save their home if they paid her.

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