A Lake County man who is oftentimes running for politics is facing charges that he swindled nearly $200,000 from his ailing mother. The man turned himself into Lake County, Illinois authorities on a warrant for theft over $100,000 and unlawful financial exploitation of the elderly. Both are Class 1 felonies. He is accused of taking $190,000 from his mother when he was supposed to be responsible for her expenses. The man was put in charge of her expenses after she became ill and other family members notified authorities that he may be misusing the funds for different purposes. Financial exploitation of the elderly is all too commonplace. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.