Woman steals $400k from elderly, spends almost half of it at casino


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ARBOR VITAE, Wis. (WFRV) – ONE Wisconsin the woman was convicted for stole more than 400,000 dollars From an older individual, she provided home care and spent almost half of the money at casinos.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Kassie Wujkowski, 29, from Arbor Vitae, will undergo an initial 18 months in custody, followed by 18 and a half years of extended supervision after pleading guilty to two counts of theft of more than $10,000. She was also ordered to pay $302,960.54 in connection with the theft of more than $400,000 from a 70-year-old man.

Between October 2017 and October 2019, Wujkowski is reported to have made 1,324 transactions using the victim’s credit card totaling $331,774. Of that, nearly $140,000 was spent at casinos.

Additionally, despite only earning $1,250 a month, investigators say Wujkowski spent more than $20,000 on his own credit card bills and paid himself and his family more than $80,000.

“Senior fraud and exploitation of the elderly is a growing problem, with an estimated $77.8 million lost annually in Wisconsin. Attorney General Josh Kaul said.

The case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigative Justice Department and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. Woman steals $400k from elderly, spends almost half of it at casino


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