After a stop in Lafayette County to face charges there, William P. Willbanks, 40, of Higginsville, will be spending the next seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections as the result of a sentence handed down by Circuit Court Judge Dennis A. Rolf Monday, Nov. 9.
A grand jury indictment was filed for the case in December 2008; Willbanks pleaded guilty to class C felony theft in Rolf's 15th Circuit Court in March and was given a five-year term of probation.
Willbanks is accused of class B felony financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person in Lafayette County and is scheduled for a hearing there Monday, Nov. 16.
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Higginsville Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Theft