Son Bilks Elderly Mother OfSavings

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. - (07/18/05) -- A Vacaville man was charged lastweek with drugging his elderly mother and taking her to her creditunion where she was induced to sign her name to cashiers' checksrepresenting her life savings of more than $100,000 in April andMay. Mark Cox was ordered to stand trial on a felony charge ofelderly abuse. His 72-year-old mother testified in tears last weekhow her son and a man she believed to be a pastor drugged her, thentook her to the Travis CU, where she signed her name to a cashier'scheck, nearly emptying her account. A detective testified that Coxhad already drained more than $80,000 from her mother'saccount.

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