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Son Charged with Bilking Mother

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man is looking at potential prison time.  He allegedly stole thousands of dollars from his 77 year old mother.  Steven Biller is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with theft.


According to authorities, the woman sold her mobile home on McClung Road for $9,000 after served with an eviction notice from the trailer park because of her grandson living there without being on the lease.  When payment was made, Biller allegedly grabbed all of the money out of her hands.


Court documents revealed detectives are also looking into several thousands of other dollars stolen from the woman possibly by her son and other people whose names turned up in the investigation.  One reported theft involved another woman allegedly putting her name on the title of the victim’s car then selling it and keeping the money, police said.


According to authorities, after the woman sold her trailer she stayed at a hotel then later moved to a residential facility in Portage.


Biller could face anywhere from a six month to 30 month sentence on the existing charge. 

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