Woman arrested for scamming 92-year-old man out of millions
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday for scamming an elderly man out of millions of dollars.
Sgt. Maria Hawke with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that Donna Iman was charged with one count of theft and one count of fraudulent schemes after getting more than $2 million out of a 92-year-old man.
Police say the two met at their church. In October of 2012, the elderly man told some of his friends that he had been giving a lot of money to a younger woman, and his friends encouraged him to call police.
The elderly man gave her monthly auto-deposits so that Iman could stop working in order to undergo medical treatment for a variety of conditions, including stomach cancer and spots on her brain.
Between 2010 and 2012, the elderly man gave Iman more than $2 million. There is no evidence that Iman ever had any of the medical procedures that she said she needed.
Detectives learned that Iman instead bought a property in May 2011 that cost nearly $330,000 and began building a multi-million dollar home on the property.
According to court documents that 9OYS obtained, Iman is also married but told the elderly man that she couldn't get a divorce because she is scared of her husband, but she believed she was "spiritually" married to the elderly man.
Court records also show the victim told police he and Iman were in love.
She had also purchased ATV's, towing trailers and other vehicles for herself and her family members with money the elderly man gave her.
She also used his money for cosmetic surgery in 2011.
The elderly man underwent psychological evaluations which indicated that he was vulnerable both emotionally and financially.
Police say Iman preyed on his emotions and took advantage of him.