Depaulis "Anita" Seidel shared her home with a man who took care of the yard and day-to-day chores for years.
Now Joseph "Pino" Cirillo is charged with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the 99-year-old woman he befriended, using the money for his own gain – and an orange 2007 Lamborghini.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said the man known as a diamond salesman transferred almost $600,000 from her accounts into his own.
Cirillo is charged with one felony count of exploitation of the elderly and detectives are still investigating.
The agency appointed as Seidel's guardian also is still working on the case, searching for the 99-year-old woman's money.
"A little over a million – we're looking to try and trace where that went," said Anne Ridings, director of guardianship at Lutheran Services in Sarasota.
Ridings said Seidel was moved to a nursing home for her safety and that she is not aware of what has transpired.
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