A 62-year-old San Clemente man made his initial court appearance Monday on charges of stealing about $2.5 million from his “elderly and incapacitated” ex-wife.
David Roy Barker was charged Thursday with 25 counts of theft from an elderly adult exceeding $950, two counts of attempts to file a false or forged instrument, and single counts each of grand theft and fraudulently defraud another over $400, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of inflicting injury on an elder adult.
Barker’s arraignment was rescheduled to May 30 in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He remains in custody in lieu of $2.5 million bail.
Deputy District Attorney Tina Patel filed a motion in the case alleging that from 2016 until the present, the defendant is accused of stealing $2.5 million from his “elderly and incapacitated ex-wife, who he fraudulently remarried.”
Patel further alleges that the defendant “still lives off of the savings of the elderly victim and is attempting to make changes in her properties and accounts.”
The two jointly own a 2016 Porsche, 2015 Bentley and a home in San Clemente, according to court records.
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