LI man accused of scamming ex-mother-in-law

A Woodbury man is accused of scamming his former mother-in-law.

Prosecutors say John Tuozzo tricked the woman into signing documents for a near-million-dollar mortgage and multiple lines of credit. She is now facing several civil lawsuits and foreclosure on a home she had no idea she owned.

Tuozzo was arrested Tuesday morning and is charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records and scheme to defraud. He faces up to 15 years in prison ifconvicted.

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