A Costa Mesa man is set to be arraigned Thursday on charges that he stole more than $280,000 from an elderly Newport Beach woman suffering from dementia.
Newport Beach police arrested John Thomas Windsor, 41, on Wednesday.
Authorities charged him with felony residential burglary, caretaker theft of an elder, fraudulently using an access card and three counts of forgery — all with sentencing enhancements tacked on alleging it was a white collar crime with more than $200,000 stolen.
According to police, Windsor started living with the 98-year-old woman identified as Edna M., a Newport Beach resident, in 2007 without her knowledge. Windsor's mother was a live-in caretaker for Edna, who was blind, deaf and diagnosed with dementia. When he moved in, Windsor was on parole for domestic violence and fraud in the state of Vermont.