Ex-cop guilty of embezzling from elderly Milan woman

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

A former area police officer pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $5,000 from an 84-year-old Milan woman.

Robert A. Wolfkill, 46, of 2011 S. Main St., Milan, agreed to plead guilty to an amended first-degree misdemeanor count of attempted theft from the elderly and surrender his peace officer's certificate.

"He had to make restitution up front," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. "He's not going to be a police officer again."

Milan Police Chief Jim Ward said Wolfkill worked full-time for the village for about 1 1/2 years in the 1990s.

"He worked at Wakeman before he came here ... and came back to Wakeman after that," Ward said.

Wolfkill also worked for the New London, Kipton and LaGrange police departments.

"She didn't have a lot of money. He took a little bit at a time," Leffler said.

Wolfkill was considered a family friend "for a considerable amount of time," Leffler continued, before and after the woman went into a nursing home.

In June, the nursing home revoked Wolfkill's power of attorney with the help of the state ombudsman. On the same day, Wolfkill had the victim sign a statement saying he did nothing wrong, Leffler said.

Wolfkill will be sentenced March 27.

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