Man Accused of Taking His Dead Mother’s Body to Bank to Withdraw Money
A Minnesota man has been accused of taking his mother’s dead body to the bank to withdraw her money hours before he reported her dead. Plymouth County authorities are already investigating David Vanzo for elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother.
But Vanzo says he did nothing wrong and denies the allegation.
“My mother and I had an agreement,” he told a KMSP reporter. “I took care of my mom for years. I’m the good guy here, not the bad guy.”
Carol Vanzo died two weeks ago, just before she turned 91. Her son was arrested for elderly neglect when, according to KMSP, police were “overwhelmed by the stench of urine and feces” when they entered the home, and found the woman in bed with her boots covered in feces. Vanzo claimed his mother wouldn’t eat as she was dying.
Just seven hours before Vanzo reported his mother’s death, he allegedly took her to a bank via a taxi to withdraw $850 in her name. Bank employees said the woman’s feet were dragging and that they could not tell if she was breathing.
Vanzo reportedly has a history of financially exploiting his mother.
Watch the video below, via KMSP:
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