A man and a woman were sentenced separately Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court for bilking elderly and vulnerable victims out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Lisa B. Allred, 45, was charged in August 2008 with swindling her mother out of almost $22,000 after her mother had a stroke and gave Allred power of attorney to pay her nursing home bills.
Allred, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in November and was given a stay-of-imposition sentence by District Judge Teresa Warner. She will be on probation for five years and must serve 45 days in jail. She was given credit for eight days she has already spent in custody. Restitution was left open for 90 days.
James C. Somers, 57, of Roseville, was given a 13-month stayed sentence by Warner in October after he admitted swindling two vulnerable St. Paul residents out of tens of thousands of dollars for shabby or nonexistent work on their homes and yards.
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