HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police have charged a woman with conning an elderly man out of thousands of dollars.
“I put an ad in the paper for a live-in companion,” Calvin Hoffman, the victim, said.
Debbra McAdams responded to the ad with enthusiasm and even made Hoffman, who is in his 80’s, think that she cared about him.
“She’s in the room there and she hugged me, kissed me,” he said. “ ‘It’s amazing when God can bring together,’ she said.”
Hoffman and McAdams went to the Hempfield Walmart to get some groceries, but while there, McAdams also charged more than $2,000 in merchandise for herself on Hoffman’s credit card.
“All kind of stuff for her hair and she bought her mother a small computer – that’s what she told me – it was for her mother,” Hoffman told KDKA-TV.
He realized what had happened that evening when McAdams was getting ready to leave.
“My wallet was empty, all my money was gone,” Hoffman said. “I had around $50.”
When McAdams came back the next day, police were waiting. She tried to run, but they used a taser to subdue her.
As for Hoffman, he’s not angry, but he is sad.
“I didn’t know there was that kind of people in the world,” he said.
McAdams is in jail on $20,000 straight cash bond.