Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Michigan Disabled Veteran in nursing home had money stolen--thief got probation?

Michigan woman gets probation for stealing $72K from disabled veteran

By Justine Lofton
December 13, 2022
She would deposit checks into her bank account and use the money for her own purposes. The victim was disabled and resided in nursing homes and hospitals. Risdon did not have power of attorney for the victim, nor serve as his guardian or conservator.
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – A Michigan woman has been sentenced to probation for stealing more than $72,000 from a disabled veteran, authorities said.

Margaret Risdon, 62, of Bloomfield Hills, was convicted of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult between $50,000 and $100,000, a 15-year felony, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

Judge David M. Cohen of the 6th Circuit Court recently sentenced her to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Risdon also must work a part-time job and was ordered to pay $72,843 in restitution to the victim’s estate. She is prohibited from violating any law or consuming drugs and alcohol.
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