Federal authorities have raided the home of a convicted killer living in Coupeville accused of bilking an elderly eye doctor out of $2.2 million.
In recently unsealed filings in U.S. District Court, federal law officers claim the married 60-year-old woman portrayed herself as a widow and sparked an online relationship with the Kittitas County man, then conned him out of his life savings.
On July 9, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service received a complaint from a man who reported that his father, Norman D. Butler Sr., had been swindled by the Coupeville woman he'd met online. The man's son described his father as an aging optometrist who has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Butler's son said he began investigating his father's relationship with the woman and came to believe she'd bilked about $2.2 million out of the 80-year-old man, the postal inspector told the court.
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