ADDISON – DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin announced Friday that a Westchester woman was sentenced to five years in prison after stealing more than $212,000 from her elderly aunt who lives in Addison.
Elizabeth Stallone, 61, of the 2300 block of South Belleview Avenue, Westchester, pleaded guilty to one count of Financial Exploitation of a person over 70, a class 1 felony, Sept. 30, according to a news release from the State's Attorney's Office.
In Dec. 2007, Stallone was granted power of attorney of her then-83-year-old aunt's financial matters. Days later she began writing unauthorized checks and making unauthorized charges against her aunt's bank accounts to herself and her business partner. Stallone continued until a concerned family member noticed discrepancies in the aunt's finances and contacted police, according to the release.
The Addison Police Department worked with the State's Attorney's Office to investigate the matter and eventually file charges against Stallone. Stallone stole a total of $212,225.64 from her aunt's bank accounts. She used the money for personal expenses and to pay the bills for her business, Carnegie Printers, according to the release.
Stallone will be required to complete 50 percent of her sentence before she can be eligible for parole. She is also ordered to pay restitution of $212,225.64 to her aunt.