Power of Attorney Robs Senior of More than $120,000

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

A 70-year-old man who was acting as Power of Attorney for an elderly Bowmanville senior stole more than $120,000 from her bank accounts over a six-year period.

In May 2009, the accused was given access to the bank accounts of a family friend as the victim was in her late 80s and not able to make her own financial decisions. She was admitted to a long-term care facility by the accused.

After the senior’s death in 2015, family members became aware that a large amount of the senior’s funds were missing. DRPS began to investigate and have now laid charges against the man who held Power of Attorney over her affairs.

Lawrence HENDERSON, age 70 of Hastings, is charged with Theft over $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

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