Husband Ian retained his seat in the neighbouring ward of Annandale South and said: "I never had any doubt that Karen would get it.She has a great interest in the way things are going and she will bring a lot of knowledge to the council.
After a short while a third man soon attended and physically took her to a local bank to withdraw the cash.
He then took her to a second bank to extract more money from another account held by her.
The men were posing as building contractors and went to a house occupied by the elderly woman in Rossway Road on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright.
They claimed she had to pay them a substantial amount of cash for roofing work that needed done and they physically, took her to a local bank twice to withdraw thousands of pounds.
Although the incident was on Tuesday, police were only yesterday learning about the incident when they were contacted by members of the family.
The elderly woman is not thought to be hurt but was badly shocked by the ordeal.selling obscene videos and DVDs and to distributing obscene material with a view to its eventual sale or distribution from Barry Smart newsagents on the towns King Street between February 11, 2005 and November 12, 2007.A police spokesman said: The reward will be issued to anyone who provides the information that leads to the identification and prosecution of the person or people responsible for the fire which engulfed two parked vehicles at the ABC Bus Depot in the village.A Daf recovery lorry and a 56 seat single deck coach were both discovered well ablaze on the early hours of that Friday morning.Fire crews attended and extinguished the fire and following a joint police and fire investigation, it was established the blaze was started suspiciously.They are part of 1600 soldiers and 8000 Royal Navy personnel on board 30 ships involved in the huge exercise which will last two weeks.