Saturday, August 13, 2011

Man Takes Plea and is Sentenced to Five Years Probation Plus Restitution

A 62-year-old man accused of stealing from an Alzheimer's patient pleaded no contest in court.

Donald R. Stewart of New Port Richey was arrested in December 2009, when deputies said he took charge of the 91-year-old woman's finances, draining her bank account and running up thousands in credit card charges. Stewart, who lived in the woman's home while she was in a nursing home, pleaded no contest to exploitation of the elderly and was sentenced to five years of probation, said his attorney, Geoff Cox.

The woman has since died. Stewart must pay $20,000 in restitution to her estate and was required to relinquish any interest in it.

Full Article and Source:
Pasco Man Takes Plea for Raiding Elderly Woman's Funds

1 comment:

StandUp said...

I am glad to see resitution and at the same time, I wish judges would sentence those on probation to community service.