Police: Man bilks thousands out of elderly man for house down payment

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 11:01 PM

 (KMOV) – A man who was supposed to be helping the elderly was accused of bilking an elderly person out of $75,000.

According to authorities, Charles Day, was entrusted with the finances of an 83-year-old widower but instead he’s accused of stealing the man’s money for a down payment on a home of his own.

Investigators tell News 4, Day racked up nearly $20,000 on the victim’s credit cards for cash advances.

He was arrested and charged for the crime. 

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