We are used to reading about seniors having their money stolen from by caregivers, or greedy family members clamouring around a loved one’s deathbed, hands outstretched, waiting for their share of the deceased’s inheritance. Stealing can unfortunately be common when either a) desperation arises, or b) greed rears it’s ugly head.
Following the death of her boyfriend, Gary Moser, Debora Longfoot allegedly stole $7,000 from his bank account. Longfoot, 63, withdrew. This was around the time the pandemic started and just maybe, she did it out of desperation. That is still no excuse for stealing. She was her boyfriend’s long-term caregiver, and (allegedly) had Power of Attorney over his finances. Why was Longfoot her boyfriend’s caregiver? The reasons for why she was her boyfriend’s caregiver are unclear, but the supposed Power of Attorney was forged; : If you needed another reason to have a Last Will and Testament, this should help. Read on about how a woman stole thousands from her deceased boyfriend’s bank account. The boyfriend died without a Will (intestate): Stealing thousands from a loved one.
Debora Longfoot’s theft did not go unnoticed. Bobbie Jo Bindics, the daughter of the deceased, became suspicious when Longfoot produced no paperwork proving that she was provided with Power of Attorney over his finances. This kicked off the investigation with the police. M&T Bank (the bank where the money was allegedly stolen from) complied with the police investigation, alleging that Longfoot made withdrew money each day between June 17th (the day he passed away) until June 22nd. Only on June 23, however, was a cash withdrawal rejected from the bank. The ensuing legal proceedings not only held Longfoot accountable, and she was swiftly charged with access device fraud, theft and stealing property.