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Utah man convicted of defrauding the disabled loses appeal

February 7, 2018

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Utah Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an ex-worker at a money management firm in Orem who was found guilty in 2015 of bilking more than a dozen disabled clients out of $11,000.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Jordan Jack used the money he diverted from the victims from 2012-14 to take a Las Vegas vacation, buy concert tickets, televisions, jewelry and expensive shoes.

His past former employer, Chrysalis, provided a money management system for clients of the Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities.

Jack argued he was the victim of double jeopardy because one of the communication fraud charges should have been merged with multiple charges of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

But The (Ogden) Standard-Examiner reports the court ruled earlier this month that 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones in Ogden handled the case correctly.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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