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Topeka woman found guilty of mistreatment of an elder person

Release Date: Dec 19, 2019

OSKALOOSA – (December 19, 2019) – A Topeka woman has been found guilty of mistreatment of an elder person, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Ann M. Radford, 55, today pleaded guilty in Jefferson County District Court to one felony count of mistreatment of an elder person. The case stemmed from an investigation by the attorney general’s Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division, which discovered that between August 2017 and September 2018, Radford served as her mother-in-law’s power of attorney and used her funds for gambling rather than for her mother-in-law’s benefit. As part of the plea, Radford agreed to pay $49,800.89 in restitution to the victim.

Chief Judge Gary Nafziger took the plea and scheduled sentencing for March 3, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

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

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