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Gold digging wife tried to steal $1 million from her elderly husband in check cashing scheme

Lin Helena Halfon (Source: Facebook)

A Florida woman has been arrested for trying to scam her elderly husband out of a cool $1 million.

26-year-old Lin Helena Halfon was arrested after attempting to cash checks belonging to her husband, 77-year-old Richard Rappaport.

From Tampa to Orlando, Halfon attempted to cash the checks, claiming she was trying to buy a Miami-docked yacht.

According to the New York Post, the Israeli national was refused at several bank locations, even after she split the checks into smaller amounts.

Eventually, two checks of about $666,000 each were cashed in Orlando, but authorities secured a warrant to freeze a third check.

Rappaport, who admitted he was a victim of fraud, despite wanting to give his wife the benefit of the doubt in the initial stages of the investigation. Furthermore, he did not want his wife to be deported back to Israel.

The couple married in August.

Following her arrest, Halfon was charged with money laundering, organized fraud, and exploitation of an elderly person. Her bail was [appropriately] set at $1 million.

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