Fraud by a Fiduciary Can Be Especially Costly

From 2012 to 2019, a former Belmont County, Ohio, lawyer and elected official named Mark Alan Thomas served as power of attorney for an older client, a woman with dementia living in a long-term care facility.

During that period, according to a September 2021 federal indictment, Thomas used his status to convince banks, insurance companies and other entities to transfer more than a half-million dollars of the woman’s money to his control. The alleged fraud continued even after he lost his law license in 2015. (Read More)

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