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

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PLYMOUTH, MN- (KTVI)- Minnesota police are investigating a case where they say a man brought his deceased mother into a bank to make a cash withdrawal.

Investigators are trying to determine if the man’s mother was already dead when the transaction took place.

David Vanzo, seen in the photo, told police that he and his mother had an agreement. “I took care of my mom for years; I’m the good guy here, not the bad guy.”

Vanzo has denied the allegations.

Authorities say seven hours before Vanzo reported his mother dead, he took her to the bank to make an $850 withdrawal. He was seen pushing her in a wheelchair and bank employees reported seeing the woman’s feet dragging underneath. According to FOX 9, a neighbor claimed to see the two leaving their home in a taxi. However, that witness wasn’t sure if the woman was alive at the time.

When police arrived to the home they found Carryl Vanzo, 91, in bed wearing a robe and a fur coat. The woman’s boots were covered in feces.

Vanzo was immediately taken into custody and booked on elderly neglect.

Authorities determined Mrs. Vanzo died a few days earlier.

Vanzo had been investigated for financial exploitation in the past. That investigation revealed a nearly $120,000 reverse mortgage  and two large cash withdrawals of close to $50,000 and $26,000.

When it comes to the less than $1,000 transaction, Vanzo claims the money was from a joint back account and the withdrawals were taken to help his mother.

“I love my mother very much. I gave my life to keep my mother alive. Look at my eyes.”

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