John Thomas Windsor Admits to Ripping Off Blind Widow to Fund Cars, Ring and Sex Swing

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Just to be clear, this is NOT the sex swing in question.

A parolee from Vermont pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $280,000 from a deaf and blind 98-year-old widow suffering from dementia--and using some of the ill-gotten loot to pay for two pre-owned cars, a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring for his girlfriend, a classic record collection and a sex swing. John Thomas Windsor, 44, of Costa Mesa, was immediately sentenced to seven years and four months in state prison.

John Thomas Windsor Allegedly Stole Blind Widow's $280k for Cars, Ring and Sex Swing

But Windsor will get credit for about four and a half years in custody, leaving him 15 or 16 more months behind bars, prosecutor Marc Labreche told City News Service. Without the guilty plea, Windsor was looking at nearly 12 years in prison, the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) said at the time of his arraignment in April 2011.

In the deal reached before a trial began, Windsor was also ordered to pay $296,000 in restitution and a fine of about $592,000.

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John Thomas Windsor, pronounced "douche."

Windsor's mother was the live-in caretaker for the widow, who was confined to her Newport Beach home and has since passed away. On parole in Vermont for fraud and domestic violence, Windsor moved into the widow's residence without her knowledge in 2007 and then started depleting her bank account by fraudulently using her credit cards.

He also tricked the woman into signing over power of attorney to him. The OCDA previously noted she "did not have the capacity to sign or understand what she was doing." Windsor went on to take out loans against the home, which had been paid off 50 years earlier.

"It's vile and reprehensible that anyone would steal from someone in that condition, who was completely unaware of her surroundings," Labreche said.

Windsor was caught when he tried to make changes in the trust that owned the woman's home. Bank officers notified authorities about the suspicious activity.

He copped to first-degree residential burglary, caretaker theft from an elder, fraudulently using a credit card, and three counts of forgery, all felonies. He also admitted sentencing enhancements for causing more than $100,000 in loss, aggravated white collar crime with more than $100,000 in losses and property loss more than $200,000.

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Yvette Solomon
Yvette Solomon

Umm where was his mother while he did this? She was responsible her the elderly woman.

jharvey714
jharvey714

One correction: Windsor did not succeed in taking out loans against the elder's home - that was stopped by the OC Public Guardian, which had obtained an emergency conservatorship for the elder.  The Public Guardian also recovered title to the elder's $800,000 home and over $60,000 of her money from Windsor.  It sure would be nice if the DA shared a little of the credit.

Ruby Williams
Ruby Williams

Lock him up and throw the key away.guest he will get merry in jail.

Claire Jones
Claire Jones

And that also stems across races, Asians aren't particularly fond of blacks are they? Especially the old school ones

Claire Jones
Claire Jones

And that's bullshit, I am a huge advocate for lgbt especially, but I also believe equality is key. I get what you mean cause there are many out there like that, but don't include me in that Shannon .

Claire Jones
Claire Jones

Hey, I'm not saying that people don't suck, unfortunately white men are more in power in this world. I don't agree with that and I think that needs to change. But if we're going men in power, what about Kim jung Le, and Gaddafi?

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

The hilarious part is that nobody bats an eye when cruel generalizations are made about women, people of colour or LGBT people, but say something that isn't arse lickingly sycophantic about white men and people will jump through hoops to defend them. *shrug*

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Historically speaking white men have done more damage and destruction to half the world. Pointing this out, or even making a statement about their general awfulness doesn't equal racism. Racism is something you will never ever ever understand.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Racism isn't hurt feelings, dear. Try again.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

IE: assuming white men are so prized and standard that the only reason I would dislike them is because I could not "get" one, and not because they are disgusting, entitled and awful, and have proven themselves to be this way throughout history. White men aren't shit until proven otherwise. Sorry not sorry.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Also I like how you *liked* Evan's comment, smooth undertones of racism and white supremacy. What's YOUR malfunction?

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

My mother is dead, actually so no. What's YOUR malfunction? I'm thoroughly disgusted with the unchecked prosperity white dudes get, especially when they pull this kind of crap.

Kelly Richey
Kelly Richey

Do you kiss your Mother with that mouth Shannon? Starved for attention? What's your malfunction?

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

This page is giving me 100 laughs a minute, all the folks bending over backwards to defend the sanctity of the entitled white male. That will never not be funny to me.

Claire Jones
Claire Jones

It's all a matter of the person, not race or sex....

Anthony 'Ace' Leon
Anthony 'Ace' Leon

Oh really well how about woman they r the worse than men and that's is truth how many time we heard woman are most gold diggers so not just white men i see all different race's even woman are same way and if you don't see that then you r in wrong page...

Claire Jones
Claire Jones

Well one, yes he's a piece of shit, but you're calling an entire race of white men all those things makes you racist also. There are pieces of shit in all ethnicities

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Historically speaking, white men have always been terrible so...

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Nah, I think it's because they're racist, sexist, ignorant, entitled and all around gross. They shoot up schools and fuck their dogs. I surely dodged a bullet of mayonnaise and entitlement tbh

Anthony 'Ace' Leon
Anthony 'Ace' Leon

No its not true white men worse every race does these things so u r very wrong white men worse what a joke...

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and old people that are unaware of their surroundings accusing others of crimes because of their dementia when the disease is not the caretakers  fault. It almost happened to me. These people with alzhiemer's dementia  disease (it cannot be cured) want to accuse you of a crime that never existed in the first place.

prosper1
prosper1

sorry. not enough time, especially when you think of 90+ year old vet getting 3 years for cocaine transportation

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