Theft by Power of Attorney

A thirty five year old London man wanted by St. Thomas Police was arrested Thursday after he turned himself in at the Colin McGregor Justice Building.  The man is alleged to have stolen over fifty thousand dollars from his father while acting as his financial power of attorney.  Police were notified after rent at the father’s long term care facility had not been paid and staff suspected elder financial abuse.  Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch opened an investigation that revealed funds had been misappropriated as far back as 2020.  The man was taken into custody without incident for processing.  He was charged with one count of Theft by Person Holding Power of Attorney Over $5000 and later released on an Undertaking.  He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

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