Attorney accused of stealing from disabled woman

November 1, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln attorney has been accused of stealing money from a developmentally disabled woman for whom she’d been appointed guardian.

Lancaster County Court records say 47-year-old Christine Vanderford is charged with theft and abuse of a vulnerable adult. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press.

Lincoln police Sgt. Angela Sands says investigators found evidence that Vanderford had taken more than $60,000 from the woman without authorization.

Vanderford’s next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 25.