STAMFORD - Stamford police say an 80-year-old disabled woman lost $80,000 in a scam.

Officers say the woman was taken by a longtime friend who took care of her finances.

Dorothy Mead, 78, also of Stamford, was charged with first-degree larceny late last week.

Police say an investigation was launched after the victim's friends reported their suspicions to the state's attorney's office.