'Sweetheart Swindler' sentenced to prison for stealing $1M from elderly man

Candy Ely, 35 (Illinois State Police)

A Chicago woman known as the "Sweetheart Swindler" has been sentenced to prison for stealing from an elderly man.

Candy Ely met the 86-year-old victim at a restaurant and baited him into a false relationship. The 35-year old stole cash, a car and other items and persuaded the man to give her money for fake medical procedures. In all, she stole more than $1 million.

Ely pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
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