Prosecutors: Hutchinson man guilty of mistreatment of mother

June 21, 2018

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Hutchinson man has pleaded guilty to a felony count of mistreatment of an elder person.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office said in a news release Thursday that 61-year-old Bruce J. Colle served as his mother’s power of attorney. Investigators found that between 2013 and 2015 he made personal purchases with his mother’s money instead of using it to pay for her care at a nursing home.

As part of the plea on Wednesday, Colle agreed to pay $45,765 in restitution.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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