Adams County Board member John Hibbert was found guilty Wednesday after a two-day trial of taking about $210,000 last November from longtime friend and neighbor Eleanor Lutes, 93.
The jury deliberated for an hour and 20 minutes before finding Hibbert guilty of financial exploitation of an elderly person and theft over $10,000. He will be sentenced Dec. 7 by Judge Michael Roseberry, with probation a strong possibility.
“I would be surprised if he didn’t get it (probation),” said Hibbert’s attorney, Drew Schnack.
“This is not a crime that cries out for a long prison sentence,” special prosecutor Ed Parkinson said.
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Adams County Board Member John Hibbert Found Guilty of Financially Exploiting Elderly Neighbor
93-Year-Old Woman Testifies in Her Behalf