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Connecticut Woman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $500,000 from Elderly Victim

Connecticut State Attorney Christopher L. Morano recently announced that Kathleen Britton was sentenced to prison for embezzling approximately $500,000 from an elderly Cheshire woman for whom she worked as a caregiver.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Ms. Britton was employed as a nurse's aide and a medical records clerk at a health care facility where the elderly victim was a patient in 2000. After the victim returned home, Ms. Britton began to work as an aide and companion for the victim. Upon the victim's death in November 2002, her estate became the subject of a probate court action. An investigation revealed that almost all of the victim's assets were missing and appeared to have been stolen by Ms. Britton. Further investigation revealed that Ms. Britton embezzled over $500,000 from the victim after she became the victim's power of attorney in February 2002. Ms. Britton, along with her husband, utilized the victim's money to purchase a new home, a new truck, furniture and jewelry. In addition, Ms. Britton used her power of attorney to substitute herself as the beneficiary on several of the victim's annuities and life insurance policies. See the full release here.


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