Zeb Patten pleads guilty to stealing from sister as she battled dementia

Zeb Patten pleads guilty to stealing from sister as she battled dementia

July 23rd, 2013 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

George Zeboim "Zeb" Patten Jr.

George "Zeb" Patten, Jr. pleaded guilty this morning to stealing money from his now-deceased sister while he served as her executor as she battled dementia.

The 48-year-old man pleaded guilty this morning to three counts of theft over $10,000.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern ordered the plea agreement in his case be followed.

Patten had faced more than 14 charges stemming from his time as executor from 2007 to 2009.

Terry Alice Patten, 57, died in May 2012, a year after criminal charges were filed.

Terry Patten's estate estimated losses are $650,000.

Zeb Patten will be on probation for six years and must pay $100,000 restitution to his sister's estate.

Zeb Patten is entangled in a $2 million bankruptcy which is scheduled for trial later this year.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.