Son Bilks Elderly Mother Of Savings

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A Vacaville man was charged with drugging his elderly mother and taking her to her credit union where she was induced to sign her name to cashiers' checks representing her life savings of more than $100,000 in April and May.

Mark Cox was ordered to stand trial on a felony charge of elderly abuse. His 72-year-old mother testified in tears how her son and a man she believed to be a pastor drugged her, then took her to the Travis CU, where she signed her name to a cashier's check, nearly emptying her account.

A detective testified that Cox had already drained more than $80,000 from her mother's account. (c) 2005 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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