Man steals $50,300 from his elderly family member

Lincoln Police arrested a man after they say he stole $50,300 from his 85-year-old stepfather in-law.
Wednesday, May 25th 2022, 1:05 PM CDT

LINCOLN -- A man has tried to steal more than $50,000 from his 85-year-old stepfather-in-law, according to Lincoln Police.

LPD arrested Paul Sheldon, 61, after an allegedly phishing scam. Sheldon impersonated the elderly father over the phone, and then deposited money into a separate bank account, according to LPD. The transactions totaled 18 times to an amount of $50,300.

A family member first reported their father was missing money, April 6.

The victim has since died. 

Sheldon was lodged in jail for theft by deception and senior adult abuse.