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Losing a parent is difficult and painful for many reasons. For Plymouth, Minnesota’s David Vanzo, one of those reasons may have been “this makes it harder to withdraw cash in her name” and that’s why he’s accused of finding a creative way around that — by wheeling his dead mom into the bank to make a withdrawal.
They rode there together in a taxi, seven hours before he reported her dead.
He took out $850 in her name. But bank employees said Caryl’s feet were dragging under her wheelchair. A search warrant citing those employees says she “did not move” and employees “couldn’t tell if she was breathing.”
A neighbor who saw them leave in the taxi also wonders if she was dead.
Seven hours later, Vanzo called to report his mother’s passing. The police arrived at her home where they were “overwhelmed by the stench of urine and feces. They found the woman in bed, wearing a robe and fur coat, her boots covered in feces.”
Adult Protective Services visited Vanzo and his mother in 2012, where she told them she wished to stay with her son. He’d also been investigated for financial exploitation, including a reverse mortgage at $118,000 and cash withdrawals of $47,500 and $25,600.
Vanzo denies the allegation.
“My mother and I had an agreement,” he tells Fox 9. “I took care of my mom for years, I’m the good guy here, not the bad guy.”
I like the one with Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman way better.