Luciano Rosales: Strips 88-Year-Old Widow Of $1.3 Million, Blows It On Online Dating, Ballet

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Luciano Rosales will have to neglect his online matches if he's found guilty.
Ten years ago, a 77-year-old widow named Nola Grimes buried her son -- her last living blood relative. So when Luciano Rosales -- a 50-year-old employee of Grimes's business Cash Money, reported KHOU -- approached her that year and suggested she grant him power of attorney to help her manage her finances, she thought it sounded like a good idea, according to court documents.

Grimes fell ill seven years later, and Rosales deposited her in a nursing home and withdrew nearly all of her money, also according to court documents. For the next two years, Grimes claims, Rosales sold all her mutual funds, gradually depleted her checking and savings accounts, stole her social security checks, and failed to pay any of Grimes's medical bills or nursing home costs. Rosales officially turned into a Cash Money Millionaire.

By stealing more than one million dollars from Grimes, court documents claim, Rosales classed himself up with tickets to the ballet, designer clothes, alcohol, pet supplies, and profiles on various online dating sites. In a single month, Rosales withdrew more than $120,000 -- surely an amount that allowed for the finest Fancy Feast and eHarmony headshots.

Now, the 88-year-old widow claims she's left with less than $1,000 to her name. She's asking for $1,291,557.05 from Rosales.

Grimes also accused Rosales of fraudulently receiving a disability check from the government. She claims that he hasn't paid income taxes on the stolen money, and that there is "no evidence" that he's actually disabled.

Rosales was charged with fiduciary theft by the Harris County District Attorney's office and is being held without bond, according to KHOU. If guilty, the Cash Money Millionaire will have to suffer behind bars just a bit longer than Weezy did.

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robert.osborne2000
robert.osborne2000

I've known Lou for 15 years.  He drove to see her every weekend - just bec of the commitment he made to his best friend - Ms Grimes son - to take care of her.  She was SO rude to him, and got kicked out of several nursing homes just because she was so rude and ugly to the staff and other residents. At the same time, he took care of his mom, in his house for almost 20 years, worked hard with his own construction business, and was the most loving, generous and committed person I've ever met.  I just found out he's in Huntsville and we are going to do what we can to help him.  She's been in a home for like 10 years - and only an idiot would then stand up and want ALL her money back - for real?!  I think she resented Lou for the closeness he had with her son (that she never had) and now has finally found a way to be truly vindictive - I can't even wrap my mind around it (knowing them both!)

daniel
daniel

I was many jail with mr. Rosales and we became real good friends, and i know criminals and he is not one. He is suffuring with out his family. Didn't want to leave him behind in there. He always had an open ear to peoples problems.

Annie
Annie

He spent most of the money on her retirement home.  She has had nothing but the best.  The truth will come out. 

Dr_2386
Dr_2386

Hi annie, I'm daniel. do you mr. Rosales??

robert.osborne2000
robert.osborne2000

@Dr_2386 Hi Daniel - I've know Lou for 15 years or more.  I know what kind of person he is, and I also know that yucky Ms Grimes.  She's been so awful to him from the day her son died in the 80's.

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