Archive for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ottawa man pleads no contest to taking $90,000 from woman, 95, under his care

January 24, 2012


An Ottawa man has reached a plea agreement with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office amid allegations he stole more than $90,000 from a 95-year-old woman while he was designated her power of attorney from 2006 to 2007.

Guadalupe Mora pleaded no contest Monday in Franklin County District Court to one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult and one count of theft.

Jeff Wagaman, a spokesman for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, said Tuesday both parties filed a written plea agreement that includes an order of restitution for $90,431 that will be entered at Mora’s Feb. 27 sentencing.

Prosecutors last April accused Mora of using undue influence and false representation to pay himself and others after he was given power of attorney by Edna Brouhard, who was 95 when charges were filed. By then, Brouhard had a new conservator and guardian.

Officials in Franklin County and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services initially investigated the case.


jhawkinsf 6 years, 5 months ago

I sure hope there's a special place in hell for people like this.

Evan Ridenour 6 years, 5 months ago

Be careful how and who you give a POA to people... this isn't rare and that is a sad, sad thing.

patkindle 6 years, 5 months ago

this is just part of the grand plan US must reclaim values of fairness for all she had money, they didnt, they took it. seems like hope and change to me

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