COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Additional charges have been filed against a former lawyer accused of stealing from clients with special needs.
Patrick J. Bradley, 45, was arrested back in April after authorities said he stole more than $140,000 from clients.
On Friday, authorities announced five more victims had also reported loses, totaling $13,954.19.
Investigators say Bradley was supposed to use the money to pay the living expenses of a woman in a facility in Berks County. Instead, he used the stolen
funds to pay for items such as his utility bills, restaurant and fast food meals, gas, cellular phone service, retail purchases and many other personal items.
He has been charged with dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen, property, deceptive business practices, unauthorized practice of law and related charges.