Lincoln Attorney Turns Herself In After Being Accused Of Stealing More Than $60,000 From Disabled Client

Lincoln Attorney Turns Herself In After Being Accused Of Stealing More Than $60,000 From Disabled Client

A Lincoln attorney turned herself in this morning on charges of exploiting a vulnerable adult and theft by deceiving.

Lincoln Police Officer Angela Sands says 47-year-old Christine Vanderford was under investigation for taking money from her mentally disabled client’s trust account for years.

Investigators had determined between May of 2015 and February of 2018, Vanderford stole $60,258 by writing checks for herself.

Sands says police were tipped off to the exploitation last year by the Department of Health and Human Services following their own eight-month investigation.

(Mugshot provided by the Lincoln Police Department)