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The former doctor stole more than $500 GRAMS of the 98-year-old woman in fraud scheme, authorities say

The authorities in New York announced Tuesday an 11-count indictment against a former doctor who allegedly robbed a 98-year-old woman of more than $500,000 in a fraud scheme.

(Westchester County District Attorney’s office )

The authorities in New York announced Tuesday an 11-count indictment against a former doctor who allegedly robbed a 98-year-old woman of more than $500,000 in a fraud scheme.

Peter Corines was indicted on charges after he allegedly stole money from Bernice Judd Porter in the course of two weeks in November 2017 “by fraudulently claiming her power of attorney,” as well as the name of her during a conversation with a number of “financial institutions” of a press release from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office said.

The authorities claim that he secured Porter’s social safety and built “online accounts in her name without her knowledge,” and asked for the checks for these special accounts, among other things.

He also allegedly wrote “checks from her checkbook” without her consent and then deposited “checks in his own brokerage account, and his hunting and car restoration and repair company, the bank account of” the DA’s office said.

“By these means, the suspect stole $540,106.60,” the DA’s office claimed. “Corines is also charged with trying to steal an extra $262,171.49 during the same time period of two weeks.”

Corines has pleaded not guilty to the indictment against him, which in the second degree grand larceny, second degree attempted grand larceny, five counts of third degree attempted grand larceny, three counts of first-degree identity theft and first degree scheme to defraud, the DA’s office said.

Currently free on bail, Corines is due back in court on July 10, authorities said.

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