One of two women charged in a scheme to take an elderly man’s retirement savings has been granted a bond reduction and is no longer listed in jail.
Sandy Lujan, 52, of Scotland, Texas, had a $250,000 bond for exploitation of the elderly but was granted a request to lower it to $100,000.
Police officers said Lujan and her sister talked an 85-year-old man out of almost $100,000 of his money.
In addition to over $90,000 the other suspect, Mary Warren, allegedly talked him into giving her, police said the man also wrote four separate checks totaling $1,500 to Lujan.
The victim said Lujan told him she needed the money to pay fines for her dogs but no record of any such citations was found.
An adult protective services investigator said Warren convinced the man to give her money on a weekly basis for her alleged medical bills.