A Cape Girardeau man, already involved in a civil case for alleged fraudulent and dishonest practices, is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday. 52-year-old Keith Monia has been charged with two counts of financial exploitation of the elderly, and two counts of forgery. He is alleged to have sold two annuity plans to an elderly Scott County couple between 2010 and 2012, accepted applications and payments totaling 220-thousand dollars, and never having sent the applications to the company. Investigators found the money was deposited in Monia’s personal account and an online trading account and most of the money instead went to George Joseph, who was bound over for trial in July for charges of killing his wife and son. He is being sued by a Jackson man who claims he took $80,000 that was supposed to be placed in an annuity. His Civil trial is set for June 2014. Monia has another criminal case pending in Benton, in which he also pled not guilty to charges of forgery and exploitation of the elderly. He pled not guilty to the charges in both Stoddard and Scott Counties. He is still being held in the Scott County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He has an Indigency Hearing set for Wednesday for his criminal case in Stoddard County.
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