Brody pleads guilty to financial exploitation

 (Wilmington, DE) The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud unit announced today that Barry Brody, 67, of Claymont pled guilty on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 to one count of felony Financial Exploitation of an Infirm Adult in New Castle County Superior Court. The victim was his 91 year old mother who resides at the Milton & Hattie Kutz Home in Wilmington. Brody had power of attorney over his mother’s finances and abused this authority by failing to pay his mother’s nursing home bill and using the money for his own advantage.
He was sentenced by Delaware Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter to four years of probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $63,958 to the Kutz Home, $55,000 to the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, and $2600 to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Brody was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and attend Gamblers Anonymous as conditions of his sentence.
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