Originally posted on CBS Denver:
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A couple who drained their grandparents’ bank account and got caught were sentenced in a Jefferson County courtroom on Monday.
William and Karen Young were convicted of stealing more than $225,000 from William Young’s grandparents, Harland and Frances Gibbs.
Other family members hired a forensic accounting firm last year to find out why money was slowly vanishing from the elderly couple’s savings account. The Gibbs’ were diagnosed with dementia and lived at Covenant Village in Westminster.
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“It was brutal, devastating, disconcerting,” said Dell Lottman, a relative who reported the Youngs’ crime to police.
Investigators discovered William and Karen Young stole $227,000. According to court documents, they used the stolen money to pay their mortgage, cable and utility bills, and even airline tickets to Las Vegas. The couple pleaded guilty in March.
Lottman said it was…
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