Posted: Jul 20, 2012 3:44 PM by Associated Press
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose couple has been convicted of scamming an elderly man out of more than $700,000 and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a Mercedes, a Cadillac Escalade and cosmetic surgery.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/LD4IyD) that Christina and Jimmy Bray pleaded guilty on Thursday to several counts of felony elder theft.
Authorities say 30-year-old Christina Bray - a JP Morgan Chase bank manager - tricked the 97-year-old man into signing withdrawal slips after he came in to make a deposit at the bank she worked at.
The withdrawals began in May 2011 and continued for five months. The couple was caught when they opened a joint account.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jimmy Bray faces eight years in prison and his wife six years. They are scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4.
The victim died in February.
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