Disbarred Franklin Park Attorney Surrenders to Police
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Summary: A disbarred attorney accused of embezzling funds from the estate account of a deceased client surrendered to detectives from the Allegheny County district attorney's office on Wednesday. Kirby Boring is facing charges of stealing about $107,000 from the estate of a deceased woman client.
According to court documents, the former Franklin Park attorney stole the money from his client's account by writing checks to himself and a woman believed to his wife. His theft started following his client's death in a car crash in 2009, reported Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Following the fatal accident of his client, Boring deposited a $190,000 settlement check that another attorney won in a lawsuit over the accidental death of Boring's client. After discovery of his theft, Boring agreed to be disbarred this July.
Boring faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and misappropriation of entrusted property. He was released on a non-monetary bond, and his preliminary hearing before Leetsdale District Judge Robert Ford is scheduled for Tuesday.
The deceased woman has been identified as Sara Hunkele, but according to the complaint by the DA's office, Boring did not make any attempt to deliver the money to beneficiaries, but engaged in fraudulent withdrawals.
In an interview with law enforcement, Boring claimed that he has a gambling problem which led to the situation, and that he had made some repayments into the account.
However, investigators found that all money that had been repaid into the estate account came from third parties and not from Boring's own funds. The alleged repayments also included a $12,000 client settlement check from an insurance company. As of now, according to detectives, the net loss to the client's account stands at $57,000.
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