A Bettendorf couple convicted of bilking an elderly client out of almosttwo-hundred thousand dollars is sentenced to 10 years in prison. Allen Flax and his wife, Judith, were also ordered to payone-hundred-95-thousand dollars in restitution to the 76-year-old woman whosuffers from Alzheimer’s. A Scott County jury convicted them of firstdegree theft. Prosecutors say they got the woman to trust them, got powerof attorney and talked her into giving them money the couple claimed were aseries of gifts and loans. Their attorney asked that the couple besentenced to community service to make it easier for them to repay themoney, but the judge said that would let them get away with a crime withoutdoing the time.
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