08/17/2013 01:20 pm ET

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

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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