'Liberal Sherpa' once a regular guest on Fox News is arrested for 'kidnapping her own mom TWICE and scamming her out of $224,000'
The self-proclaimed 'Liberal Sherpa' who once was a regular guest on Fox News stole at least $224,000 from her 88-year-old mother and physically dragged the elderly woman to a nursing home against her will, Florida authorities said on Friday.
- Prosecutors say she defrauded her own 88-year-old mom for at least $224,000
- Areu hasn't appeared on the network since filing harassment claim in 2020
- A judge tossed her suit, which named hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson
Cathy Areu, 51, faces numerous felony charges including kidnapping, exploitation of the elderly and organized scheme to defraud. She is being held without bond in Miami-Dade county jail.
Areu previously appeared as an unpaid guest on a number of Fox News shows until 2020, when she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit naming hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson -- a claim that was later dismissed by a judge.
Miami-Dade County prosecutors say she falsified documents to take control of her mother's home, siphoned money from her mother's reverse mortgage and savings account, and took out credit cards in her mother's name and then used them for her own benefit.
Cathy Areu, 51, is seen following her Friday arrest in Miami on numerous felony charges including kidnapping, exploitation of the elderly and organized scheme to defraud
Cathy Areu, the Liberal Sherpa, is charged with kidnapping and stealing from her own mom | Daily Mail Online