Groton woman charged with stealing $160,000 from ailing father (CT)

Authorities arrested a 38-year-old Groton woman Wednesday on charges she stole more than $160,000 from her sick father’s account.

Lisa Farnum, of 38 York Court, was arrested by inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. She is charged with one count of first-degree larceny.

Authorities said a probate court appointed Farnum to act as her father’s conservator in March 2012 when her mother was no longer able to act in that capacity. Her father, authorities said, has lived in a nursing home since suffering a traumatic brain injury more than 20 years ago.

The probate court removed Farnum as conservator in 2013 when she failed to file the paperwork required at the year anniversary of her being appointed, according to the warrant. A new conservator appointed by the probate court reported Farnum had misappropriated more than $160,000 for her own use during her tenure as conservator, the warrant alleges.

Free on a promise to appear in court, Farnum is scheduled to appear Oct. 9 in New London Superior Court.

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Groton woman charged with stealing $160,000 from ailing father
Greg Smith
The Day
October 1, 2014
http://www.theday.com/article/20141001/NWS04/141009957/1047

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