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Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

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...

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