Walnut Sheriff's Station Seeks Woman Accused of Elder Abuse

The alleged crimes happened in Rowland Heights, when officials say the woman took hundreds of thousands of dollars from her elderly father-in-law after his wife died.

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.

Melanie C. Johnson April 16, 2013 at 04:54 AM
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MEZRMOM April 16, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Very sad but not surprising. This type of behavior will continue as long as we enable it to do so.
Monica Post April 17, 2013 at 08:36 AM
It has to be more to this story. There is no way that this woman was able to walk into the bank drain the account or sell the home without some legal authority, Power of Attorney or some other legal documentation in place allowing the abuser to act in such a fashion. "Who didn't I tell?" benamarine.blogspot.com Criminal Elder Abuse, Criminal Financial Elder Abuse, Fraud, Undue Influence, Grand Larceny, etc.


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