Dixiano’s husband, 60-year-old William Dixiano, was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing a man’s inheritance. A witness says his wife threatened to reveal the theft shortly before she went missing.
Dixiano faces charges of theft, forgery and scheming to defraud. Police say he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from an unidentified man, who police say trusted Dixiano enough to sign over his power of attorney.
“Falsified some papers and in the process took a substantial amount of that money,” said Detective Slav Markiewicz.
Court documents say Dixiano bought expensive cars with the man’s inheritance. The victim also bought a house, which police say he signed over to Dixiano for a dollar.
“The bank records show that Mr. Dixiano took the money,” Markiewicz said.
A witness told police that Angela Dixiano threatened to out her husband’s theft.
Kathy Neal says she’s only met her son-in-law twice, and it’s hard to believe he may be responsible for or have lied about her daughter’s death.
Neal says William Dixiano called her in June to tell her that her daughter had died of cancer. She put an obituary in a Washington newspaper.
She says that her son-in-law even sent her a plaque from the memorial service and spread Angela’s ashes in Homer.
But according to police, there's no death certificate.
And now Neal is questioning her son-in-law.
She said Dixiano told her his wife was threatening him and wanted everyone to think she had disappeared. When he told her that, Kathy Neal didn't think her son-in-law would lie to her.
When police arrested William Dixiano, they searched the home.
“We don't know yet what happened. That's why we are investigating the case because the circumstances are suspicious,” Markiewicz said.
The search warrant is sealed, but the state says it has reason to believe Dixiano is dangerous.
His bail is now $100,000 cash.
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