Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Jun 22, 2010 08:39 pm CDT
Retained to set up a trust fund for an elderly couple, a Florida attorney is accused of doing a lot more.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says that Linda Littlefield racked up more than $50,000 in personal charges on her clients’ credit cards, including a trip to Cancun, after telling the couple that she needed to hold the credit cards and receive their monthly bills so they could be paid from the trust fund, according to WDBO and WTSP.
The Kissimmee practitioner reportedly told authorities the charges were a mistake. She is also accused of using $7,900 from her clients’ $40,000 trust fund to pay credit card bills.
She was charged with grand theft and fraudulent credit card use in the Osceola County case.
The articles don’t include any comment from Littlefield or her lawyer.