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Wichita woman who stole from elderly man given probation


January 15, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman who persuaded an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease to make her the beneficiary of nearly all his assets has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to repay the man's family nearly $61,000.

Laurie Nowlin, 60, of Wichita, was sentenced Thursday on one count of felony theft.

The Sedgwick County Attorney's office said in a news release that Nowlin received several checks and cash withdrawals from the 88-year-old man, who designated her — rather than his adult children— as his power of attorney and beneficiary of nearly all his assets....

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