Gary Eisnaugle and Paula Sanders, both charged with bilking an 86-year-old woman out of thousands, are now being sued by the woman.
The Pasco Tribune is withholding the woman's name to protect her. [S}he filed suit against Eisnaugle, Sanders and Eisnaugle's former business, 1st Choice Car Service, in Pasco Circuit Court.
Suntrust Bank and Suntrust Investment Services, Inc. are also named as defendants. The woman is seeking damages in excess of $15,000.
Attorneys for the woman couldn't be reached Friday.
The lawsuit comes two months after Pasco sheriff's investigators arrested Eisnaugle and accused him of taking more than $137,000 from the woman between April and December 2008. The woman suffers from dementia, according to court documents.
Eisnaugle, 38, is charged with exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult and scheme to defraud. The charges are pending. Authorities said Eisnaugle bought seven cars with the woman's money and charged more than $38,000 on her Walmart credit card.
Sanders, 31, of Port Richey, was arrested in October and now faces a charge of exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult. Authorities said she took more than $3,400 from the woman, some of which she used to pay her rent.
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Elderly Pasco Woman Suing 2 Charged With Bilking Her Out of Money