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NY Couple Sentenced to State Prison for Stealing from Elderly Relative
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that on Friday, September 29, 2022, Kile Madsen, 56, and Debora Madsen, 53, both of Potsdam, New York, were each sentenced in the Hillsborough County Superior Court – Southern District, on one class A felony count of theft by unauthorized taking and one class A felony count of conspiracy to commit theft by unauthorized taking.
Mr. and Mrs. Madsen were convicted of these charges on July 13, 2022, following a jury trial. Mr. and Mrs. Madsen were convicted for conspiring and acting jointly, between December 10, 2015, and August 10, 2016, to unlawfully take $49,285.96 belonging to Mr. Madsen’s elderly father, R.M., who suffered from dementia. Mr. and Mrs. Madsen used the funds at casinos and for Mrs. Madsen’s business. The jury concluded that in committing their thefts, Mr. and Mrs. Madsen intentionally took advantage of R.M.’s age (65 or older) or condition (dementia) that impaired R.M.’s ability to manage R.M.’s property or financial resources or to protect R.M.’s rights or interests
On the theft convictions, the Court sentenced Mr. and Mrs. Madsen to each serve one to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison, stand committed.
On the conspiracy convictions, the Court sentenced Mr. and Mrs. Madsen to each serve 7 ½ to 15 years in the New Hampshire State Prison, all of which was suspended for 10 years after release from incarceration. As part of the suspended sentence, Mr. and Mrs. Madsen, among other things, may not serve as fiduciary for any elderly, disabled, or impaired adult. They are also prohibited from working or volunteering in assisting or caring for elderly, disabled, or impaired adults.
This case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Bryan Townsend, II; Senior Assistant Attorney General Brandon Garod; and Attorney Warren Cormack. The Hollis Police Department also assisted.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse or financial exploitation, please contact your local police department or the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (1-800-949-0470).