A man in Scottsdale, Arizona, who is believed to have dementia or Alzheimer’s was allegedly defrauded of $175,000. According to ABC 15 News, the victim thought he was paying for Amanda Nicholas‘ (also known as Angela Wilson) lifesaving cancer surgery. Instead, he was really funding her breast implants, liposuction, and jewelry obsession.
In 2016, a woman approached a man while he was dining. She ended up inviting him to her house for dinner. Eventually, the two became friends. At one point, the victim bought the woman beds after she claimed her grandchildren would have no place to sleep when they came over.
Later, the victim was introduced to the woman’s alleged “daughter,” Amanda Nancy Nicholas, 25. Over the next few months, they also became “friends.”
In June of last year, Nicholas approached the victim, claiming she had cancer. In order to save her life, she needed a kidney transplant. The man insisted on speaking with the doctor before giving out any money. After talking to someone named Dr. Golshani, who practiced in California, he agreed to pay for the surgery. Instead of giving Amanda the cash, he sent it to the doctor.
Scottsdale police were able to determine that Dr. Golshani is a plastic surgeon. He operated on Nicholas, giving her breast implants and liposuction.
Law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for a savings deposit box belonging to Amanda. They discovered money, a Rolex watch, and a gold necklace. They also found empty cash wrappers, amounting to $96,000.
Amanda Nancy Nicholas was arrested on June 20. She has been charged with one count of theft by misrepresentation and one count of fraudulent schemes. After being handcuffed, she was transported to the Maricopa County Jail. It was not revealed if Amanda’s “mother” was really related to her or not, or if she was part of the scheme or an innocent bystander. Police are trying to determine if there are more victims in this case.
What do you think of Amanda Nancy Nicholas giving a man a story of needing lifesaving cancer surgery so she could get breast implants and liposuction? Should she face additional charges considering that the victim is believed to have dementia or Alzheimers?
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