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Woman accused of conning elderly woman out of thousands

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Authorities say a woman tricked a dementia sufferer in Grand Forks into signing over more than $146,000.

Karen Lebeis, 66, of West St. Paul, Minn., made an initial court appearance over the phone Monday in state District Court in Grand Forks. She's charged with exploiting a vulnerable adult, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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