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Wamego woman convicted of mistreatment of a dependent adult

Release Date: May 21, 2019

WESTMORELAND – (May 21, 2019) – A Wamego woman was convicted yesterday of mistreatment of a dependent adult, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

A Pottawatomie County jury found Jana L. Paczkowski, 54, guilty of one felony count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. The case stemmed from an investigation by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. That investigation discovered that between August 2017 and October 2017, while serving as the trustee of a special needs trust for a dependent adult, Paczkowski used money from the special needs trust for her own benefit rather than for the beneficiary.

District Judge Jeffrey Elder, who presided over the trial, has scheduled sentencing for July 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Paul Brothers of Schmidt’s office.

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