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Man indicted for stealing over $600k from elderly man

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

An Anderson man has been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury for stealing over $600,000 from an elderly Madeira man.

Duayne Brower, 49, is charged with one count of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult, one count of unauthorized use of property and two counts of securing writings by deception. If convicted of all counts, he faces up to 35 years in prison.

According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, Brower befriended the victim in 2005 when Brower returned to the Cincinnati area after living in Florida. Brower told the victim that he was ill and suffered from numerous ailments including cancer, lung disease, and a mold infection. He told the victim that he was being treated at University Hospital in Cincinnati and also at hospitals in Columbus, Ohio and Tampa, Florida. The victim gave Brower money for what he believed to be necessary medical treatment because Brower told him that he did not have medical insurance. He also told the victim that he was part of a mold infection lawsuit in Florida and expected a $12 million settlement.

In October 2012, the Prosecutor's Office received a tip that Brower was taking advantage of the victim and began an investigation. That investigation resulted in the charges.

Investigators are not releasing the victim's name in order to protect his identity.

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