Mary Griffith, center, talks with her husband, William, while visiting him at the Kiva assisted living center on Feb. 17, 2011. The Griffiths are among 31 others in Southwest Florida who are owed a total of more than $200,000 from Cardin who has been convicted of the crime but hasn't been paying for it. A Lee County judge found Cardin guilty of scheming to defraud through a plea agreement last February and sentenced him to five years probation, which he is serving in Sarasota County. In July, the judge awarded the Griffiths and the others civil judgments against Cardin, which means the victims can technically get their money back. But because the restitution is not tied to his probation he has not been forced to make any payments to anyone hoping to be repaid. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Mary Griffith, center, talks with her husband, William, while visiting him at the Kiva assisted living center on Feb. 17, 2011. The Griffiths are among 31 others in Southwest Florida who are owed a total of more than $200,000 from Cardin who has been convicted of the crime but hasn't been paying for it. A Lee County judge found Cardin guilty of scheming to defraud through a plea agreement last February and sentenced him to five years probation, which he is serving in Sarasota County. In July, the judge awarded the Griffiths and the others civil judgments against Cardin, which means the victims can technically get their money back. But because the restitution is not tied to his probation he has not been forced to make any payments to anyone hoping to be repaid. Greg Kahn/Staff

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