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95-year-old Ottawa woman listed as victim in financial abuse case has new conservator

April 5, 2011


A 95-year-old Ottawa woman listed as the victim in a Franklin County case — alleging a man abused his authority of her power of attorney from 2006 to 2007— has a different conservator now overseeing her finances.

Aislynn Bellinger said Tuesday that since March 2010 she has served as conservator and guardian for Edna Brouhard, who lives in Ottawa.

The Kansas Attorney General’s office has filed two counts of mistreatment of a dependent adult against 64-year-old Guadalupe Mora of Ottawa accusing him of using undue influence and false representation to pay himself and others more than $100,000 after Brouhard had given him power of attorney.

Prosecutors have provided few other details about the case. The witness list includes staffers who track records for several businesses and the Franklin County treasurer’s office. Officials in Franklin County and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services initially investigated the case.

Mora was still in custody Tuesday after a Franklin County judge set his bond last week at $20,000 cash or surety. He is next due in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.


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