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Police and fire


Mom, son steal from Alzheimer’s patient, court records say

A mother and son exploited a woman with Alzheimer’s disease, stealing more than $10,000 from her bank account, authorities said.

Nettie Fogel, 69, and her son, Edward Fogel, 40, were each charged Tuesday with felony theft. Edward Fogel faces additional felony charges of check fraud and forgery.

According to court records, Nettie Fogel wrote checks from the victim’s account without permission from the person who has power of attorney over the victim. From April 2011 to November 2011, she wrote nine checks that totaled $10,100, court records said.

Nettie Fogel told police she had been caring for the woman and had been writing checks for her because she had arthritis. Nettie Fogel acknowledged taking about $2,500 for car repairs and she had paid back most of it, court records stated.

Police learned that Edward Fogel had forged a $500 check to use the victim’s bank account to pay his Comcast bill, court records said.

Edward Fogel, of the 10600 block of Oak Valley Road, and Nettie Fogel, of the 300 block of East Branning Avenue, have warrants for their arrests.