ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey property manager is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly tenant.

The Union County prosecutor’s office says 33-year-old Natalie Calderon-Diaz is the manager of the Linden Arms apartment complex on Linden Avenue in Elizabeth.

According to officials, she became acquainted with a now-89-year-old tenant and gained her trust. The victim lived alone and has no surviving immediate family.

Calderon-Diaz allegedly gained access to the woman’s bank account and withdrew $122,482 between December 2017 and June 2019 without the victim’s knowledge or permission.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Calderon-Diaz used the money to pay for vacations to Las Vegas and Florida, along with high-end designer clothing and other items.

Calderon-Diaz has been charged with one count of second-degree theft.


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