We meet Juana, 70, in the house of her friend and neighbour Nieves, in Jerez de la Frontera. Because she hasn't been able to enter her own house for five months. It has been usurped from her, according to a complaint she filed with the national police, by the same man she welcomed in so that he would have a roof over his house two years ago. She met Mohamed at a social diner. She offered him a room so that he wouldn't be in the street and so that she could feel more secure, because she lived alone. "He seemed like a good person to me. I didn't think he would act in this way," she says. But soon, continues Juana, "he started to ask me for money, for the internet... and I didn't have it. Well, I had some savings that he was taking from me, bit by bit."
Nieves, her neighbour, says Juana's gesture cost her very dearly from the moment that she let the man in. "He took control of everything that was hers, telephone, money. He isolated her from her the few friends and family that she had. He took advantage of Juana's age and vulnerable situation."
Nieves welcomed Juana into her home and dedicates all her time to her while her situation is resolved. Juana told her that she had returned five months ago from her long recuperation for a broken collarbone, for which she had almost a year of hospitals and residencies. But Mohamed wouldn't open the door to her and told her by telephone that he was no longer there.Source