Man dupes 90-year-old mother out of house

February 19, 2011 11:06:01 AM PST
A Wake County man is charged with duping his 90-year-old mother out of her house, then changing the locks.Sheriff's deputies have charged 70-year-old Otis Mims with one count of exploitation of the elderly.

Authorities accuse the Holly Springs man of using trickery to cheat his mother out of her land by having her sign over the deed.

They also say Mims kept his mom away on the day she was discharged from the hospital for treatment of a stroke.

He is currently in jail on a $50,000 bond.

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