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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:54 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Tue Jul 16, 2013.

The Tucson Police Department has made an arrest as a result of an investigation into a long-term fraud in which an elderly male was scammed out of $2 to $3 million dollars. In October of 2012, a 92-year old male victim disclosed to some friends that he had been giving large sums of money to a younger female for approximately a year and half.

Fearing that the female was taking advantage of the victim, his friends encouraged the victim to make a police report.

Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Fraud Unit became aware of the case as soon as the victim made the initial police report. They learned that he became friends with Donna Iman, 45-years old, after meeting her at his church.

In April of 2010, Ms. Iman told the victim that she needed financial assistance to pay for medical expenses. He believed that that was the first time that he gave her any money. Between 2010 through 2012, the victim deposited over $2 million dollars into Ms. Iman’s bank account, believing that she needed the money to pay for various medical expenses.

There is no evidence that Ms. Iman had any of the medical treatments or procedures that she reported to the victim. In fact, detectives learned that Ms. Iman had purchased a property in May of 2011 at a cost of nearly $330,000.00 and began the process of building a million-dollar home on the property. In addition to the purchase of the land and subsequent building of a residence, detectives found that Ms. Iman had purchased all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), towing trailers, and other vehicles for herself and her family members with funds that the victim gave her. She also used the victim’s money to pay for cosmetic surgery that she underwent in 2011.

During the course of the investigation, the victim underwent psychological evaluations, which indicated that he is highly vulnerable both emotionally and financially. It is evident that Ms. Iman preyed on his emotions and took advantage of him financially. Ultimately, Ms. Iman was arrested on the morning of July 15, 2013. She has been charged with 1 count of Fraudulent Schemes (Class 2 Felony) and 1 count of Theft (Class 2 Felony). Ms. Iman was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. A booking photograph is included below.

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  • John Flanagan posted at 12:47 pm on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    John Flanagan Posts: 341

    Moral of the Story? Some people are so dishonest and predatory, and like this woman, you could run into these types even in church. Too bad this elderly man did not have a family member or attorney looking out for him.

     
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