Cop's Name on Old Woman's Accounts

Investigators to determine what happened to hundreds of thousands

You'll have to admit that it sounds a bit suspicious.

A Chicago police officer is assigned to work with senior citizens. In the line of duty, then, he meets and befriends an 87-year-old Northwest Side woman. Then he winds up with his name on her bank accounts and a trip to Puerto Rico with her, and she's out $400,000. 

Court filings show that authorities are investigating whether the cop bilked the woman out of several hundred thousand dollars, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Officer Anthony Robles does not deny that his name is on Maria Hoyos' bank accounts, nor that she lived with him for a time, nor that he traveled with her to help her out.

The 29-year officer in the Shakespeare District, however, insists he did nothing wrong and that he was helping a woman whose extended family was after her money.

Officials from the Cook County Public Guardian's office aren't convinced.

The paper reports that officials are on the trail of Hoyos' money, are poring over Robles' bank accounts and are planning to formally question him.

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