An elderly, retired judge with dementia was financially victimized by two women, including an Attleboro city councilor who persuaded the retired jurist to buy a $328,000 house for her, according to an affidavit filed in Bristol County Probate Court.
The women, City Councilor Kimberly Allard and Laura Hunt, separately 'have used their position of trust to take advantage of" 85-year-old former Bristol Probate Court Judge Edward F. Casey, wrote William J. Bowles in the affidavit.
Bowles, who is a long-time friend of Casey as well as a state representative, last month was appointed Casey’s temporary conservator, which means he is in charge of the former judge’s financial affairs.
Allard, who took office in 2002, disputed she was taking advantage of the retired judge, and that the purchase of the house was his idea.
"If I was some horrible woman like they are making me out to be, who wanted his money, wouldn’t I have married him and had his pension for the rest of my life? And I didn’t do that," said Allard, 39, who is married but separated, with two children.
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