Man sentenced to probation for stealing from elderly mother

June 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm

A Kansas man has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing more than $21,000 from his mother while she was in a nursing home.

John Queen, 53, also was ordered to pay back the money. He faces five months in prison if he violates his probation.

The thefts occurred in 2015 and 2016 while Queen had durable power of attorney. The Kansas Department of Children and Families began investigating after the nursing home reported that the bills for Queen's mother weren't being paid, putting her at risk of being evicted.

KSN News reports that the prosecutor's office found that bank records showed Queen withdrew thousands in cash from his mother's account and made dozens of charges at restaurants and stores.

Queen pleaded no contest in April to felony theft.

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