DA: Handyman swindled $650,000 from P...

DA: Handyman swindled $650,000 from Pa. woman, 94

There are 4 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jul 27, 2010, titled DA: Handyman swindled $650,000 from Pa. woman, 94. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Authorities say a 94-year-old western Pennsylvania woman was swindled out of more than $650,000 by a handyman she trusted like a son.

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Richard

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jul 27, 2010
To pitiful to comment on.
Mark Winshel

El Cerrito, CA

#2 Jul 27, 2010
Sp according to the complaint this guy, and who is a handyman and not a lawyer, stole over six hundred fifty thousand dollars from the victim. If this had happened in California, most likely this handyman, and due to the fact that he provided little or nothing in exchange for the 650K and would be therefore also guilty of grand theft, would have been charged with practicing law without a license.
too many times

Landisburg, PA

#3 Jul 27, 2010
I personally know of MANY who have done this right here in Franklin County who are gold diggers just like this idiot. Some are even elected officials-isn't that a shock??? Too bad there aren't advocates to look after the elderly, but they fully trust these scumbags and probably wouldn't report anything anyhow.
Larry D

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Jul 27, 2010
Mark Winshel wrote:
Sp according to the complaint this guy, and who is a handyman and not a lawyer, stole over six hundred fifty thousand dollars from the victim. If this had happened in California, most likely this handyman, and due to the fact that he provided little or nothing in exchange for the 650K and would be therefore also guilty of grand theft, would have been charged with practicing law without a license.
Good one, Mark.
I bet every lawyer in the country who reads about this will be thinking "Damn, if a handyman got $650K, I could have gotten so, so much more by charging for intangibles and 'legal constructs' rather than $2,500 garage door openers."

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