Ellen Thompson and Mary Jane Polseno accused of stealing from friend with multiple sclerosis, dementia

Fairfield police say two women are facing charges after they allegedly stole from a friend who has multiple sclerosis and dementia. News 12 Connecticut has learned that one of the suspects was not

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2014, 7:04 AM

Updated 3,558 days ago

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Fairfield police say two women are facing charges after they allegedly stole from a friend who has multiple sclerosis and dementia.
News 12 Connecticut has learned that one of the suspects was not only a friend of the victim, but also her realtor, and helped the victim find the upstairs apartment on Jeniford Road where she lived for years. Police say 64-year-old Ellen Thompson and 62-year-old Mary Jane Polseno parked down the street and entered during the night so they wouldn't be seen.
They say the victim moved to California to be close to family when her health and memory got worse. Just before the victim's daughter arrived in Fairfield to clean out the apartment, police say Thompson and Polseno helped themselves to her belongings.
The suspects claim the victim told them to take the items for safekeeping, but authorities say that is not the case. They say those items have been returned but there is still more than $3,000 worth of items, including jewelry and collectibles, that are missing.
Thompson and Polseno are out on bond and are due back in court next week.


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