Man accused of scamming 83-yr-old mother-in-law

Man accused of scamming 83-yr-old mother-in-law
Posted at 8:11 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 12:51:57-05

An Amherst man is under arrest, accused of scamming his 83-year-old mother-in-law.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, 40-year-old David Scheifla "financially exploited" the elderly woman by forging checks drawn on her account. Investigators claim these acts date back to September and October of 2015.

Scheifla is now charged with 10 counts of second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and 10 counts of petit larceny. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum 25 year prison sentence.

Scheifla is currently being held without bail.




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