Wichita attorney who spent client’s money pleads guilty
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita attorney who spent nearly $1 million of a 103-year-old client’s trust money has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft.
The Wichita Eagle reports 71-year-old Larry Toomey spent nearly $962,000 from the woman’s bank accounts for personal expenses. Court records show about $496,000 of that went to cover his gambling addiction.
Prosecutors allege Toomey stole from the women for seven years. His client was in poor mental and physical health and was living in a Wichita nursing home.
Prosecutors originally charged Toomey with five felonies but some of those charged were dropped as part of his plea deal.
He is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 4.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com