(WSVN) – A South Florida woman convicted in a rental home scam has wound up behind bars again. Police have now linked her to a crime involving a retiree from Kentucky. 7’s Kevin Ozebek investigates.
Hearing an elderly loved one has become a victim of a crime can make anyone angry. When 7News first met Shannon King last year, she was furious. She says thousands of dollars were stolen from her 77-year-old father.
Shannon King: “It’s terrible.”
Shannon’s father, James Malone, was spending his retirement years in Pompano Beach.
Last summer, she says, he befriended a woman named Britnee, and he kept talking about how he needed to help her.
Shannon King: “He was saying we had to go help somebody and give them money.”
In June of 2020, Shannon’s father suffered a debilitating stroke. She flew down to take care of him.
But when she checked his bank account, she came across some strange transactions.