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Jury finds Skok guilty of bilking retiree

By Karen Florin

Publication: theday.com

Published May 31. 2013 1:00PM   Updated May 31. 2013 11:53PM

A New London jury has delivered a quick verdict in the case of 62-year-old Joanne Skok, finding her guilty today of first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.

Judge Arthur C. Hadden has scheduled sentencing for Aug. 9.

During the trial this week, the 75 year old victim, Jacqueline Becker of Uncasville, described an elaborate scam in which Skok and her husband, John, took approximately $40,000 from Becker under the guise of helping her with a financial problem. Becker's granddaughters became suspicious and contacted police.

John Skok will be tried separately.

Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence J. Tytla prosecuted the case. Attorney Theodore Koch represented Skok.

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