EASTCHESTER, NY — A former physician was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stole more than $500,000 from a 97-year-old woman.
Peter Corines allegedly stole from Bernice Judd Porter during a two-week period in Nov. 2017 by falsely claiming to be her power of attorney or pretending to be her on the phone and online with numerous institutions she had financial accounts with, the Westchester district attorney said.
While Corines claimed to be Judd Porter’s power of attorney, he was able to withdraw money from her accounts in various banks, transferred money from her accounts and set up online accounts from mutual funds transferring the money without her permission, authority or consent, according to authorities.
In total, Corines stole about $540,103 from the victim, the DA said.
Yonkers police arrested Corines at his home Tuesday through a search warrant and has been arraigned on one count of grand larceny.