Sarasota man stole from mom to fund drug habit
Published: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
SARASOTA — A 50-year-old Sarasota man is accused of stealing money from his mother to fund his drug addiction.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/HvYxwS ) reports Michael Dion was arrested Wednesday on a charge of exploitation of the elderly.
Deputies say he took his 72-year-old mother to the bank on Oct. 17 to withdraw almost $13,000. According to an arrest report, the mother seemed confused, but advised the teller to do what her son asked. The bank staff also noted that a certificate of deposit belonging to the woman had been withdrawn on Sept. 5 and deposited into her account.
A review of her account showed that $600 per day had been withdrawn since Aug. 15, totaling $22,800.
Dion told deputies he has a $600 a day drug habit.