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Woman, 27, Scams, Professes Love To 85-Year-Old Man, Prosecutors Say

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Candy Marabanian, 27, is charged with theft, after allegedly swindling an elderly man out of $2,500, and asking for $20,000 to start a decorating business. (Chicago Police) | Chicago Police

A 27-year-old woman is accused of swindling a man in his 80s, claiming she needed money to claim her dead husband's estate in probate court.

Candy Marabanian met the 85-year-old Gold Coast Man on July 25 as he was leaving the Newberry Library, Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said friday. She offered to help him carry his books home, and they had lunch, she said.

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