Woman Sentenced to 10 Years Probation For Swindling 85-Year-Old Man

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    An accused scam artist faced a Broward County judge after targeting an elderly man. Keith Jones reports. (Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014)

    The South Florida woman who vanished after she borrowed more than $20,000 from an 85-year-old man accepted a plea deal on Wednesday.

    Gina Marks, 26, was sentenced to 10 years of probation for ripping off Clifford Rogerson by taking off with more than $20,000 that she borrowed from him. As part of her plea deal, she cannot own a credit card or work with disabled people. Marks also has to surrender her financial records once a year.

    Marks befriended Rogerson around Nov. 30, 2012 at a Walgreens in Pompano Beach. Their relationship blossomed and over the course of three months, she borrowed the money from Rogerson and promised to repay him, according to police.

    Marks disappeared after Rogerson’s retirement money was depleted. She surrendered last Tuesday to the county courthouse, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.