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Attorney Scams Elderly Woman

Attorney Scams Elderly Woman

Posted - Oct. 7, 2004 at 9:59 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A Utah attorney was supposed to help an elderly woman who had been scammed. Instead prosecutors, say he scammed her himself.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney's office says the 87-year old woman asked Jay Taylor of Sandy to go after those who had scammed her out of $15,000.

Taylor convinced the woman to take out a home equity loan in the amount of $100,000 and give him power of attorney.

Prosecutors say Taylor then withdrew $80,0000 for his own personal use.

He has been charged with two second-degree felonies.

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