Police in Toronto are alleging a man used an elderly woman's debit and credit cards to pay for visits to strip clubs and to buy alcohol.
Police say a 48-year-old man befriended the woman and used her cards for purchases and cash advances.
They say the woman lost more than $36,000 over the course of a year.
Investigators say they believe there may be more victims.
Mark Ninchritz is charged with fraud over $5,000 and three counts of using a credit card obtained by crime.