ROWLAND HEIGHTS — A Rowland Heights woman was behind bars on suspicion of abusing her elderly father-in-law by taking thousands of dollars and a house from him, authorities said.
Hang Vu, 53, was booked on suspicion of elder abuse Tuesday and was being held in lieu of $325,000 bail pending her initial court appearance, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials and county booking records.
Following five months of investigation, detectives arrested her at the home in the 18000 block of Mescal Avenue where she lived with the alleged victim — her step-father, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Mario Estrada said.
The investigation revealed she had convinced the man to turn over thousands of dollars to her, as well as the title to a different home in an undisclosed area, Estrada said.
The man has since come to realize he was victimized by his step-daughter, Estrada said.
“During a search of the suspect’s residence, detective located additional evidence, along with property belonging to the victim,” Lt. Steve Katz said in a written statement. “Although a suspect has been arrested, the investigation is ongoing.”