Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Love, Lies, and Loss

Love and money

When twenty-six-year-old Amanda Marks was short one dollar at a Walgreens register, eighty-five-year-old Clifford Rogerson stepped in to help.  From there, the couple’s relationship blossomed.  While the two held hands, kissed, and dined together, Rogerson also loaned Marks over $20,000. 

Although Marks promised to repay the sum, she soon disappeared from Rogerson’s life.  Not only was Rogerson’s heart shattered, but so was his retirement account.  Rogerson filed a police report last May, and on Tuesday afternoon (Apr. 1), Marks finally surrendered at the county courthouse. 

See Woman Who Bilked 85-Year-Old Man of $20k Surrenders, NBC 6 South Florida, March 31, 2014. 

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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