Crime & Courts

He spent his mom's nursing home money on himself, and was found guilty of a felony

A Kansas man was found guilty of a felony after using his mom's money for personal purchases instead of her nursing home care, officials said.

Bruce J. Colle, 61, of Hutchinson, was found guilty Wednesday of one felony county of mistreatment of an elder person, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a Thursday release.

"Colle served as his mother's power of attorney and made personal purchases with his mother's funds instead of using the money to pay for her care at a nursing home," the release said.

Colle agreed in a plea to pay over $45,000 in restitution to the victim, the release said.

Sentencing in Rice County District Court is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Colle served as his mother's power of attorney and made

The attorney general's fraud and abuse litigation and consumer protection divisions investigated the case.

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