Man who bilked elderly woman gets 2 years

first_imgA Vancouver man convicted of bilking an 86-year-old woman out of at least $50,000 has been sentenced to more than two years in prison, court records show.In August, a Clark County Superior Court jury found Mark A. Miller, 56, guilty of first-degree theft, attempted first-degree theft and first-degree criminal impersonation. He was sentenced Sept. 18 to 27 months in prison.Miller had worked for Chase Bank as a financial planner from June 2015 to June 2016, during which time he had access to the victim’s financial portfolio. He later resigned from the bank in lieu of being fired for doing business deals on the side, and initiated a relationship with the victim, who resided at a nursing facility in Camas. He began managing her finances, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case.The victim told a social services coordinator at the nursing facility that Miller loved her and was going to leave his wife for her. When Miller was confronted, he told the coordinator he was the victim’s financial planner. Logs showed he had visited the victim numerous times between August and September 2016, the affidavit states.On Aug. 22, 2016, the victim said Miller told her she needed a vacation and to get him $50,000 to get everything squared away. A friend of Miller’s took the victim to the Chase Bank branch at Fred Meyer, 16600 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., in Vancouver. The victim obtained a cashier’s check for $50,000 and gave it to the friend to give to Miller, court records say.last_img

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