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      Caregiver gets 4-year term for fraud, stealing from elderly man

      EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A woman who worked as a caregiver was sentenced Tuesday in Eugene to more than four years in prison for taking more than $26,000 from an elderly man.


      Bimla Boyd, 56, pleaded guilty to stealing assets between March 2010 and last April. She also pleaded guilty to food stamp and welfare fraud.


      A Lane County Circuit Court judge gave Boyd a longer sentence than she might have received because she was on parole at the time for a 2002 manslaughter.


      The Register-Guard reports Boyd signed the title of a Eugene home and a car back over to the 85-year-old man in the courtroom.


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      Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com


      (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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