2015 News Releases

Montgomery County man pleads guilty to theft

Release Date: Mar 24, 2015

INDEPENDENCE – (March 24, 2015) – A Montgomery County man yesterday pleaded guilty to theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

 Thomas Edward Roe, 44, pleaded guilty to theft of resources with a value greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000 in the financial exploitation of his grandparents who lived in Caney.  Roe was accused of misusing his grandparents’ funds and assets after becoming their power of attorney in December 2010.  Judge Gary House accepted the plea in Montgomery County District Court and scheduled sentencing for June 16 at 1:30 p.m.  As part of the plea, Roe has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $88,798. 

 The case was investigated by the Caney Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorneys General Robert Novak, Adrian Serene and Jackie Williams of Schmidt’s office are prosecuting the case.

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