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Two accused of embezzling from woman, 81

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police said.

Giovanni Orlando Digiacomo, 44, of San Carlos and Mary Stuart, 51, of Menlo Park were arrested Sept. 18 on charges of elder abuse, conspiracy to defraud, and embezzlement.

The money was stolen through unauthorized credit card purchases, said Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Ackerman. Ms. Stuart, a relative who lives with the victim, allegedly intercepted the credit card bills in order to hide the purchases, Ms. Ackerman said.

The two suspects, who are unemployed, allegedly made thousands of dollars in purchases between May and July of this year, Ms. Ackerman said. The case originated from a report by San Mateo County Adult Protective Services, she said.

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Posted by joe
a resident of James Flood Magnet School
on Sep 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I hope these sleazebags get their just reward.


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Sadly, they won't get much if they get a good lawyer.


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