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Pennsylvania Attorney Accused of Stealing from Clients
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Summary: After clients voiced concerns over money to employees at Kilgus Law Office, they turned to the police to have attorney Mary Kilgus investigated for stealing money from her clients.

For the past year, police believe attorney Mary Kilgus has taken over $100,000 from clients. The only reason the police were alerted to her illegal practices was when two employees quit their jobs and went to the police.

  
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State police searched her office, Kilgus Law Office. They were looking for receipts, billing statements, and computers which could shed light on the finances of the firm. The former employees claim that Kilgus was billing clients for work that wasn’t done, withholding money owed to clients, and using the business account for her personal use.

Based on what the police gathered, they are accusing Kilgus and her daughter Scwanne of taking roughly $127,000 from their clients. The complaint alleges that “she would regularly use the business account as her personal account, spending client money on personal expenses like alcohol, restaurants, and shopping.”

The two employees quit their job because they believed Kilgus to be stealing money. They had several clients call in to the firm upset and crying because they were unable to pay bills owed and wanted their money back.

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No official charges have been filed against Kilgus yet. She once ran for the District Attorney position but clearly did not obtain the position. Her law office in Hughesville is still open.

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