Friday, August 15, 2014
As I have previously discussed, financial abuse of elders has been deemed “the crime of the 21st Century.” On Thursday, a Fairfax County attorney was sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 while he was entrusted to care for an elderly woman and her estate.
James Kincheloe, 67, was convicted of a single count of embezzlement in which he entered an Alford plea (he did not admit guilt but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence for conviction). Judge Jane M. Roush ruled that Kincheloe must repay more than $483,000 to the estate of Pearl Buckley, a Fairfax City resident who passed away in 2009.
Prior to Ms. Buckley’s death, Kincheloe entered into an agreement with her to manage her personal affairs at a rate of more than $9,700 a month, which is three times Ms. Buckley’s income.
See Justin Jouvenal, Attorney James Kincheloe Jr. Gets Six Years for Embezzling from Elderly Woman, The Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2014.