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Charges: Ham Lake Man Swindled $200K From Elderly Woman

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(credit: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 61-year-old Ham Lake man is accused of swindling money out of an elderly woman from St. Paul, according to charges filed by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

Investigators are calling Kent Meyer the “Sweetheart Swindler.” Meyer is accused of promising to invest $200,000 in life insurance benefits that the 66-year-old woman had banked from her late husband.

He instead deposited the checks, which paid for several shopping trips. A review of his criminal history shows Meyer previously spent five years in prison after being convicted of swindling another woman.

The case is still under investigation.

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