Police: Englewood man stole $20K from 88-year-old victim

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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:19 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Englewood man for stealing more than $20,000 from an 88-year-old woman who allowed him to live in her home.

Anthony Rigali moved in with the victim and her son, at 770 Michigan Avenue, last July. Detectives found that between August and November 2013, the victim signed 14 checks that she thought Rigali was using to pay bills. Instead, Rigali used the money himself to pay for things like back child support, a trip to Ohio, and to buy a truck. Rigali also used the victim’s ATM card at least twice to withdraw $600 in cash.

Rigali turned himself in to detectives today and was booked into the Sarasota County Jail where he is being held on $25,000 bond.

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