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Jul 15, 2013 3:35 PM by Nikai Salcido

Elderly man lost more than $3 million in scam

TUCSON - The Tucson Police Department has arrested a woman after an investigation into a long-term fraud in which an elderly male was scammed out of $2 to $3 million.

In October of 2012, a 92-year old male victim told friends that he had been giving large sums of money to a younger female for approximately a year and half.

The friends feared the woman was taking advantage of the elderly man, and encouraged him to make a police report.

Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Fraud Unit learned that victim became friends with Donna Iman, 45-years old, after meeting her at his church.


The crime started in April of 2010, when Iman told the victim that she needed financial assistance to pay for medical expenses.

Between 2010 through 2012, the victim deposited over $2-million dollars into Iman's bank account, believing that she needed the money to pay for various medical expenses.


Detectives found no evidence that Ms. Iman had any of the medical treatments or procedures that she claimed she needed.

But detectives did find that Iman had purchased a property in May of 2011 costing nearly $330,000.00 and began the process of building a million-dollar home on the property.

In addition to the purchase of the land and subsequent building of a residence, detectives found that Iman had purchased all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), towing trailers, and other vehicles for herself and her family members with funds that the victim gave her.

She also used the victim's money to pay for cosmetic surgery that she underwent in 2011.

During the course of the investigation, the victim underwent psychological evaluations, which indicated that he is highly vulnerable both emotionally and financially.

Detectives say Iman preyed on his emotions and took advantage of him financially.

Iman was arrested on July 15, 2013.

She has been charged with 1 count of Fraudulent Schemes (Class 2 Felony) and 1 count of Theft (Class 2 Felony).

Iman was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.

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