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Woman pleads not guilty to stealing from elderly man

MelissA Reilly

Melissa A Reilly

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Updated: April 1, 2013 11:46AM

A Wadsworth woman denied taking advatage of an elderly man at her arraignment Wednesday.

Melissa Reilly, 57, pleaded not guilty to theft, financial exploitation of an elderly person and aggravated identity theft through her attorney Jed Stone before Circuit Judge Mark Levitt.

Reilly befriended a 93-year-old man at church about three years ago, according to authorities, and is accused of convincing him to give her $30,000 from his certificate of deposits.

She is also accused of using the man’s credit cards to buy gas, appliances, a TV and a home theater system, authories said.

Reilly is also accused of using the man’s checking account to pay the credit card bills, authorities said.

A trial date of May 6 was scheduled. She is due back in court April 16.

Reilly is free from custody after posting 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.

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