Alpine man took $100K from 88-year-old woman with broken hip, police say

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  • KJR Alpine, UT
    March 24, 2014 3:54 p.m.

    Two comments: First, I just realized that making comments about criminal accusations is a GREAT way to get off jury duty. If you are called up, the attorneys will ask about your comments and you will be disqualified as prone to judge before having reliable information (of course, I know that most people are just sounding off and would be more circumspect if they were really called for jury duty. Or would they? Scary!) Second: Why do these things happen in Utah County or Utah in general or (if you cast a wider net) in smaller urban suburban areas. Answer: Because the residents have not been raised in a dog-eat-dog, always-watch-your-back environment of a major metropolitan area. We are not on our guard, because we don't have to be. So, Utah becomes a target for both in-state and out-of-state snake oil salesmen because we have the best population of trusting vulnerable victims. Remember things like this just don't make the front page in NYC. I'll stay here and just "raise my guard" -- just a little, thank you.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2014 2:41 p.m.

    Bountiful, UT

    You're casting a wide net. Davis County is not exactly immune to criminal activity.

  • Wixom Bountiful, UT
    March 22, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    Wow. It's hard to figure out what goes on in some people's minds. I hope she's able to get her $$ back

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 22, 2014 3:21 a.m.

    Fraud, pyramid schemes, white collar crime, what is it about Utah county?

    March 22, 2014 2:28 a.m.

    I sometimes wonder if these people who prey on the innocent and vulnerable have any morals at all. I know of a grown son who stole his mothers entire retirement and wasted it on himself and his speculative life style. He was also not licensed to sell securities just like the man in this story. Unfortunately, he spent only a short time in jail because his mother wouldn't testify against him.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    March 21, 2014 11:59 p.m.

    I hope this guy goes to jail for at least twenty years.

  • Bryan Syracuse, UT
    March 21, 2014 7:30 p.m.

    Was it intentional to set the bail at the exact same amount this man stole from the victim, or just poetic justice?