continued "When someone has a fiduciary duty to protect an elderly person’s life savings and violates that trust, a felony conviction is the only appropriate resolution. That is exactly what we obtained successfully today," said Sira in a statement. "Despite the fact Thompson has no prior record, a felony conviction, full restitution, probationary supervision and a permanent order of protection is warranted. The victim is satisfied that the interests of justice are served with this outcome.”
In addition to full restitution, the New York State Department of Tax and Finance has indicated that Thompson owes $2,152 in back taxes and penalties for her failure to pay income tax on the money she stole, according to Sira's office.
Sira stated that there is no evidence to support any criminal involvement on the part of Frank Thompson in relation to his wife’s crimes and that investigation is closed.
It is anticipated that Thompson will receive a sentence of probation, restitution, tax penalties and court fines and surcharges, according to information from Sira's office.