Bad Lawyers

West Virginia Lawyer Steals from Elderly Woman
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

nursing home

Summary: A lawyer with an office in Wheeling stole over $180,000 from a woman staying at a nursing home in Pittsburgh by making her believe her money was going towards a home renovation project.

A Wheeling, West Virginia lawyer is accused of stealing over $180,000 from an elderly woman at a nursing home. Michael Alberty, 57, was charged with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, and misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial.

  
What
Where


The victim is an 87-year-old woman staying at a nursing home in the Pittsburgh area. Alberty was hired by the woman to help her with an estate plan and a home restoration project. She wanted her home to be handicap accessible by the time she could return home.

She told police that Alberty instructed her to sign 33 checks to be used as payments for construction works remodeling her home. In truth, $180,470 of the money went into his account during a six month period.

Alberty claims he was paid as a construction consultant and personal assistant. He was charging her $100 an hour and billed her for 52 hours a week. He told an auditor that the victim was a millionaire so she could afford this.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




His bail has been set at $50,000 with a preliminary hearing set for March 8.

Do you think people that take advantage of the elderly should get harsher punishments? Tell us in the comments below.



To learn more about others that have targeted the elderly, read these articles:

Photo: flickr.com



 

RELEVANT JOBS

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Infrastructure, Major Projects, Public-Private Partnerships and Alternative Del

USA-NY-New York City

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Infrastructure, Major Projects, Public-Private Partnerships and Alternative De...

Apply now

Civil Litigation Associate

USA-NY-New York City

The Janey Law Firm LLP serves as of-counsel to Robert C. Gottlieb & Associates PLLC, a 38-year-old l...

Apply now

Lawyer / Attorney

USA-LA-New Orleans

Transcendent Law Group is looking for a attorney. The firm needs someone who has trial and litigatio...

Apply now

Probate & Estate Paralegal

USA-FL-Tampa

Probate and Estate Paralegal Job Description Established Tampa law firm seeks a full time Prob...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel

USA-CA-Los Angeles

BCG Attorney Search In-House Counsel We are a Legal Employment Company located in California with o...

Apply Now

FDA Regulatory Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks FDA regulatory attorney with 3-4 ye...

Apply Now

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Temecula

Temecula office of our client seeks associate attorney with preferably 2 years of experience working...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top