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Man accused of taking dead mother into bank to make cash withdrawal

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 16:37:48-05

Plymouth, Minn. —  A Minnesota man is being investigated by police to see if his mother was already dead when he brought her into a bank to make a withdrawal. David Vanzo may face charges of elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother, according to Fox 9.

Vanzo denied the allegations. His mother Carryl died a few days before turning 91.

“My mother and I had an agreement,” he told Fox 9. “I took care of my mom for years, I’m the good guy here, not the bad guy.”

Seven hours before Vanzo reported his mother dead, he took her to the bank to make a withdrawal. Vanzo was pushing her in a wheelchair and bank employees claimed the woman’s feet were dragging under it. Vanzo allegedly withdrew $850 in his mother’s name while at the bank.

According to a search warrant that cited the bank employees, they did not see her move and could not tell if she was breathing that day.

Plymouth police said when they visited the home they found Carryl’s body in bed wearing a robe and a fur coat.