Elderly man scammed out of millions; woman arrested

Elderly man scammed out of millions; woman arrested

Credit: Tucson Police Department

Donna Iman

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 12:01 PM

TUCSON -- Tucson police have made an arrest in a long-term fraud scheme, in which an elderly male was scammed out of several million dollars.

In October 2012, a 92-year old male victim told some friends that he had been giving large amounts of money to a younger female, for approximately a year and a half.

Worried that the female was taking advantage of the victim, his friends encouraged the victim to file a police report.

Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Fraud Unit learned that the victim became friends with Donna Iman, 45, after meeting her at his church.

Between 2010 and 2012, the victim reportedly deposited more than one million dollars into Iman's bank account.

Iman told the victim that she needed financial assistance to pay for medical expenses. But investigators say there's no evidence that Iman had any of the medical treatments or procedures that she reported to the victim.

Instead, detectives learned that Iman had purchased a property in May of 2011 at a cost of nearly $330,000, and had begun the process of building a million-dollar home on the property.

In addition to the purchase of the land and subsequent building of a residence, detectives found that Iman had purchased all-terrain vehicles, towing trailers, and other vehicles for herself and her family members with funds that the victim gave her.

According to court documents, Iman also used the victim's money to pay for cosmetic surgery that she underwent in 2011.

During the course of the investigation, the victim underwent psychological evaluations, which indicated that he is highly vulnerable both emotionally and financially. Tucson police say that it's evident that Iman preyed on his emotions and took advantage of him financially.

Iman was arrested Monday, July 15. She has been charged with one felony count of fraudulent schemes and 1 felony count of theft. Iman was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.

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