COSTA MESA – In seventeen months’ time, 44-year-old John Thomas Windsor had a high time plundering the resources of an elderly woman who not only was blind and deaf but also suffering from dementia.
As usual however, such a fling could not last forever….and Windsor’s did not. His mother was the live-in caretaker of the Newport Beach woman at the time, and he moved in with her in 2007. Soon his nefarious spree began. He depleted the victim’s bank account and used her credit card.
From August of 2007 until December of 2008, Windsor ended up stealing more than $280,000 from the woman. He was alleged to have purchased items that included two cars, a Tiffany ring for his girlfriend, and “a sex swing.”
Windsor also arranged to have the power of attorney signed over to him, after which he tried to change the woman’s trust and take out a loan against the house.
“Edna” died in May of 2009. WIndsor was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $900,000 in fines and restitution.
Daily Pilot: Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman