Financial adviser accused of swindling nearly $900,000
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 35-year-old financial adviser is accused of swindling a now-deceased couple out of nearly $900,000 and using the money to buy a car, guns and pay off credit cards.
The SunSentinel reports David Del Rio was arrested September 13 following an investigation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an arrest report, Del Rio worked at a bank where William Cabral and his wife Elizabeth did business. Authorities say he befriended the couple and became their power of attorney in 2015. William Cabral died in April 2017 at age 87. His 85-year-old wife as found fatally stabbed in her condo last April. Sheriff’s officials say an investigation into who killed her remains open.
The couple had no children.
A lawyer wasn’t listed for Del Rio.
Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/