Thursday, November 21, 2013
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A 61-year-old Rochester woman is headed to federal prison for five years for swindling her elderly neighbors out of 840 thousand dollars. The "Star Tribune" reports U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen ripped into Carolyn Cassar at her sentencing, calling it "coldblooded manipulation" that goes beyond a "normal fraudster." Cassar was given more time behind bars than federal court guidelines, but nowhere near as much time as the victims wanted. The 92-year-old man who lost the money with his wife between 2006 and 2012 told reporters he felt quote, "she got off damn lightly."