Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in tracking down a Rowland Heights woman who is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her father-in-law, selling his home and draining his retirement accounts, officials said Monday.
The 55-year-old woman, identified as Hang Nguyen Vu, is said to be driving a 2012 dark grey Toyota Prius with a California license plate of 6UCU282.
According to sheriff's Sergeant Rich Peña, Vu misappropriated $350,000 from the elderly man.
"Shortly after the elderly victim's wife passed, the suspect began to care for the father-in-law, selling his home and emptying his retirement accounts," Peña said.
The Walnut sheriff's station Commercial Crimes Bureau is asking that if anyone spots Vu– who sometimes goes by Victoria– to contact them at 626-913-1715 or 562-946-7217.
She's described as Asain, with black hair and brown eyes, and about 5'3" tall.
Vu also has known connections in the Phoenix area, according to the sheriff's announcement.