A financial planner accused of stealing more than $2.8 million from elderly Californians — telling them they were investing in tax-exempt bonds and instead taking their money for his personal use — was arraigned Friday in Orange County on related felony charges

Hitomi Tsuyuki, 54, of Coto de Caza, was charged with 93 counts of grand theft, 78 counts of the use of untrue statements in the sale of a security, 29 counts of theft from an elder, and one count of the use of a scheme to defraud, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

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