Plymouth woman sentenced in elder abuse theft case

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PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth woman has been sentenced on felony theft charges in connection with an elder abuse case, Attorney General John M. Formella announced.

Danielle Trojano, 30, faced the Grafton County Superior Court on Dec. 12, pleading guilty to two class A felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

The court handed down its sentence, which included jail time and a significant restitution payment.

The first charge against Trojano alleged that she had unauthorized control over funds from a Citizen’s Bank account belonging to J.S.T. and J.D.T., totaling more than $1,500 between Dec. 14, 2017, and June 13, 2019.

As a result, Trojano was sentenced to 12 months in the house of corrections and ordered to pay restitution amounting to $159,759.54.

In the second charge, Trojano was accused of similar unauthorized control over funds belonging to B.W., amounting to more than $1,500, between April 2, 2019, and April 26, 2019.

For this offense, she received a sentence of 3 ½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison, which is suspended for 10 years following her release.

Furthermore, she was ordered to pay $8,300 in restitution and is now prohibited from acting as a fiduciary for any individual.

The Plymouth Police Department conducted the investigation into these crimes, with Senior Assistant Attorney General Bryan J.

Townsend, II, from the Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Unit leading the prosecution.

Authorities urge anyone with knowledge of elder abuse or financial exploitation to contact their local police department or the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at 1-800-949-0470.

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