NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A city resident has pleaded guilty to one theft charge after he tricked an 88-year-old woman into signing over her home to him, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey’s Office.

Fady Chedid, 53, copped to one count of third-degree theft today, in state Superior Court in New Brunswick, as part of an agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

Chedid agreed to pay back taxes on the home, move out of the house and return the deed to its rightful owner, according to the prosecutor’s office. He must also pay $10,000 to the woman, to make good on checks he secretly wrote to himself from her account over a nine-month period in 2013 and 2014.

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The victim, who is not named in the press release, had taken up residence in a nursing home when Chedid moved into her New Brunswick home and began cheating her, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The relationship between Chedid and the victim is unclear. TAPinto New Brunswick is waiting for a call back from the prosecutor’s office and will update this story accordingly.

Authorities arrested and charged Chedid with two counts of theft after an anonymous tip led to an investigation by Det. Erik Larsen of the prosecutor’s office.

The defense and Assistant Prosecutor Christine D’Elia orchestrated the plea deal.

Chedid pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez. His sentencing is scheduled for March 17, 2017.