A Newport Coast man was sentenced to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $500,000 from a woman in her 90s with dementia.
Thomas Chapman Hood, 69, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to a felony count of theft from an elder adult, 19 felony counts of acts constituting forgery, and felony sentencing enhancements for aggravated white-collar crime over $500,000 and property damage over $200,000, court records show.
Prosecutors agreed Monday to drop a felony first-degree burglary charge.
Hood was immediately sentenced to probation and ordered to pay the woman $534,850 in restitution.
He also was sentenced to 212 days...