Tucson police: Woman scammed elderly man out of $2M

2013-07-15T12:56:00Z 2013-07-16T08:08:14Z Tucson police: Woman scammed elderly man out of $2MArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 15, 2013 12:56 pm  • 

A Tucson woman is facing charges that she defrauded an elderly man out of $2 million to $3 million during the past three years, Tucson police said Monday.

Donna Iman, 45, was arrested Monday and is facing felony charges of fraudulent schemes and theft. She was booked into the Pima County jail.

Last October, a 92-year-old man disclosed to friends that he had been giving large sums of money to a woman for more than a year. Friends told the man to contact police.

Detectives learned that Iman met the man at his church. She told the man that she needed money to help pay for medical expenses. The man said the first time he gave Iman money was in April 2010, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a police spokeswoman, said in a news release.

Between 2010 and 2012, the victim deposited more than $2 million into Iman’s bank account, police said. There was no indication that Iman had any medical treatments, Hawke said.

Police learned Iman had purchased property for nearly $330,000 and was building a million-dollar home on the lot, Hawke said.

Detectives also learned Iman purchased vehicles and towing trailers for herself and her family, Hawke said. She also used some of the victim’s money to pay for cosmetic surgery in 2011.

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