A 74-year-old Tacoma woman was sentenced Friday to 26 months in prison for stealing more than $8,000 from a developmentally disabled man.
Elizabeth Jenson stole the money from Jack Falk, who lived in housing managed by the Tacoma Rescue Mission, where Jenson worked.
Falk was known around the city for regularly riding down Pacific Avenue on his 400-pound bike, decorated with Christmas lights, flags, clocks, license plates and other trinkets.
He also was a long-time volunteer at the Washington State History Museum.
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A Pierce County jury convicted Jenson in April. She was found guilty of first- and second-degree identity theft, and second- and third-degree theft.
In 2010, Falk allowed Jenson to manage his finances. She paid his bills and gave him a monthly allowance, according to court records. Falk later discovered his bank account had been drained. Jenson used the money for personal expenses.
Falk, in failing health, testified via video deposition in case he was too sick to appear at the trial. He died on Easter Sunday at age 68.