Former Upper Arlington Attorney Charged For Allegedly Forging Guardianship Documents, Stealing From Retirement Fund


UPDATED: Tuesday August 27, 2013 1:56 PM

A former attorney is charged with theft, forgery, tampering with records and money laundering.

According to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, Lindsey T. Burt, 33, was indicted Tuesday in connection with stealing from the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

The prosecutor's office said that Burt was supposed to file paperwork for a client which would make the client the guardian of his son after the mother passed away.

Burt allegedly altered documents, making it that she was the guardian, and then she allegedly sent paperwork to OPERS to collect death benefits intended for the child.

The alleged theft from OPERS was during a five-year period and totaled $67,183.03.

Burt relinquished her law license in 2011.

If convicted, Burt could face up to nine years in prison.  

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