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Alleged Council on Aging Fraudster Back in Court Dec. 10

Kathryn Christopher out on personal recognizance, new trial date in 2013.

The former Belmont Council on Aging home-care coordinator whose trial this month for allegedly stealing $900,000 from an elderly Oliver Road dementia victim ended in a hung jury will be back in Middlesex District Court on Dec. 10 for a status hearing on her next day in court.

Kathryn Christopher, 65, of Everett was released on personal recognizance on Nov. 2 after a jury could not come a consensus verdict after a two week trial on charges of larceny of a person over 60 over $250 and three counts of obtaining a signature by false pretense.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone office announced that it would retry the Everett resident on the same charges. 

The next court date for Christopher is Dec. 10 when a date for the next trial will be discussed. Due to the coming holidays, it is likely the next trial will take place in the new year.

According to court documents, over four years beginning in 2003, Christopher is alleged to have stolen over $450,000 from the victim in a mortgage scam, according to the DA's office.

Christopher was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury on Sept. 15, 2011 and arraigned on Oct. 17, 2012.

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