Ex-cop guilty of embezzling from elderly Milan woman

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.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

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.

Comments

Fred- 32

gee- didn't the charge say attempted theft?

tell the truth ...

Hey reflector, once again you are not printing the truth!. Your headlines read "EX COP GUILTY OF EMBEZZLING FROM MILAN WOMAN". An attempted theft charge is not embezzlement at all!. Trying to sell newspapers again ha. Alot of people here in town know that Wolfkill got railroaded and that the real criminals in town Ward and Bickley were behind it all!!!. If you don't believe so, you can contact Ward at his house on the corner of Chippewa and St. Rt. 601 anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:45 A.M. and 12;45 P.M. because the police car is their every day at that time. Clean up your act Reflector and issue a retractment of your lies and mis quotes before Mr. Wolfkill finds out the truth and comes after you!!