Man charged with bilking senior of savings

September 22, 2010 5:20:28 PM PDT
A Chicago man faces charges for defrauding a mentally challenged senior citizen out of his life's savings.

Ernie Rokosik, Jr., 40, is being held on $250,000 bond.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department says Rokosik spent 12 years defrauding his victim out of more than $600,000.

Rokosik now faces one count of senior exploitation and one count of felony theft.