Estate of Denial news clips (11/17/17)

Woman Accused Of Stealing $851000 From Elderly, Disabled (CT)

Hartford Courant

November 6, 2017

Police have charged a Winsted bookkeeper with embezzling $851,000 from the accounts of elderly and disabled people whose finances were under the control of probate court conservatorships.

Sheila Grochowski, 70, gained access to the victims’ bank accounts through her employment with Barbara H. Hance Associates, a firm appointed by probate courts to handle the financial affairs of people under conservatorships.


EXCLUSIVE: Winsted woman arrested after embezzling money from several bank accounts (CT)

FOX 61

November 6, 2017

AVON —  A Winsted woman charged with taking more than $851,000 from the bank accounts of elderly and disabled people appeared in court Monday.

Sheila Grochowski was arrested after what Avon Police call an extensive investigation into embezzlement of money from several bank accounts.


Sioux Falls man sentenced for financial elder abuse (SD)

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

November 7, 2017

A Sioux Falls man was sentenced to prison this week for financial elder abuse.

Ronald Wayne Whalen, 47, was sentenced on Wednesday to 2.5 years in prison.


Mangabao estate administrator: $5.7M legal fee unreasonable (MP)

Marianas Variety

November 8, 2017

THE court-appointed Mangabao estate administrator, former Rep. Ramon A. Tebuteb, has asked the Superior Court to deny the “unreasonable” legal fees sought by the lawyers of the Mangabao heirs.

Tebuteb, through attorney Benjamin K. Petersburg, said attorney Michael Dotts of the O’Connor Berman Dotts & Banes law firm and the estate of the late attorney Edward C. Arriola are seeking payment amounting to $5.7 million.