By Megan Sando
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The case of a Stillwater woman accused of embezzling nearly half a million dollars during her time as a legal guardian was continued until Sept. 27 by District Judge Phillip Corley on Friday.
Dana Kathleen Frank, 57, was the legal guardian of Robert Spaulding, 89, from March 2010 to September 2012. During that time, Frank wrote and cashed approximately 180 checks totaling approximately $500,000 from Spaulding’s bank account, according to court documents.
An affidavit indicates Frank was seen on a surveillance camera cashing a check on Aug. 7, 2012.
On Sept. 7, 2012, an Adult Protective Services employee turned Frank over to police when she discovered the embezzlement, an affidavit states.
She has entered a not guilty plea.