Couple Providing In-Home Care to a Virginia Man Have Been Sentenced Prison Time

A Virginia couple guilty of identity theft of an elderly man are going to be spending the next three years in prison. U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson sentenced Robbie and Kathryn Poole earlier this week. Robbie Poole will serve three years and three months, while Kathryn Poole wills serve three years and nine months in prison. Both Pooles will serve four years of probation, and must pay $90,863.94 in restitution.

Back in April, the couple pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to investigators, the Pooles provided in home care to the elderly man. They used their access to his home to open credit card accounts and forge checks in the victim’s name, and is his deceased wife’s name. The Pooles had also called the credit companies multiple times, and claimed they were the victim and his deceased wife.

According to prosecutors, the couple purchased a 2009 Ford utility vehicle, by using one of the victim’s credit cards to make a $9,000 down payment. The U.S. Secret Service, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Marshal’s Service worked together on the investigation. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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