PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say 67-year-old northern Michigan man stole more than $100,000 from an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease while he was serving as a lawyer.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges against Michael Aho Kennedy of Petoskey. Kennedy was disbarred this year by the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. He was arraigned on Monday in Emmet County District Court.
The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment Tuesday from his lawyer.
Investigators believe the embezzlement began in 2006 and a trust was drained. Schuette’s office says the woman’s family in 2012 received an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service about investments Kennedy selected and investigators took note.
The woman died in August. Kennedy is charged with embezzlement from a vulnerable adult and embezzlement by a trustee.