Ex-guardian fails to appear in court, but judge orders her to repay $35K to elderly woman’s estate

August 28, 2018
Gloria Byars (center) and her attorney, Sharon Alexander (right), appeared on May 14, 2018, for a hearing in Philadelphia City Hall, but they both failed to appear for another court hearing Tuesday, Aug. 28.

By Staff

A Delaware County woman accused of financially exploiting elderly people for whom she had served as court-appointed guardian failed to show up in a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom Tuesday for a hearing on how she had spent a Northeast Philadelphia woman’s funds. Her attorney also didn’t appear.

Gloria Byars, 57, of Aldan, had been removed as guardian of about 100 elderly clients in the Philadelphia region after her past criminal convictions on charges of fraud, passing bad checks, and forgery came to light.

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