Vinalhaven Caretaker Ordered to Repay Money Received from Homeowner

Portland Press Herald
June 19, 2023

A unanimous eight-person jury in the U.S. District Court in Portland found that the caretaker of a home in Vinalhaven, Maine, used her unrestricted access to the homeowner's bank accounts to misspend $300,000 in breach of her fiduciary duties.

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“The main thing is that we asked the jury, at the end of the day, for accountability,” said Sigmund Schutz, [the homeowner's] attorney. “We were relieved that the jury did that.”