I was court appointed as my grandma's guardian conservator because her third husband was not carrying for her properly, but has also cleared out the "joint" bank account. It is sick what people will do, but re-assured they will get caught. We must protect our elderly and those with Alzheimer's and dementia. I am happy to see that this man was caught.
Reno man guilty in Nevada guardian abuse case sentenced to prison
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 27-year-old Reno man who had been named guardian of his father's affairs has been sentenced to two to 10 years in state prison for looting his family financial accounts.
Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Thursday that Yohannes Habtemicael also was ordered to pay $88,000 in restitution.
Habtemicael's attorney, Lee Hotchkin, says there's little chance the money will ever be paid with his client in prison.
He had hoped for a court probation program so Habtemicael could get the charge dismissed after completing restitution.
Habtemicael was appointed by a court in 2014 as guardian of 67-year-old Tewolde Habtemicael's estate.
He pleaded guilty in March to felony exploitation of an older person.
His case is one of several in Nevada involving guardians accused of pilfered money from wards of the court.