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 CPA Accused of Stealing from Elderly

A Brick Township, N.J.-based CPA and two others have been accused of stealing more than $1.5 million from two elderly siblings. Jeffrey Dampf, age 69, was  unsuccessful in allegedly attempting to transfer another $500,000 from the clients’ accounts to his own.

Robert Tindall, 46, and Leanna Guido, 47, both of Toms River, N.J., were charged with theft while additionally, Damp was charged with attempted theft and conspiracy to commit theft. 

The Ocean County, N.J., Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit alleges that Dampf, accountant for the siblings and who held power of attorney for them, was misappropriating funds. His attempt to transfer $500,000 from an investment account at the victim’s bank was flagged.

Dampf is also accuse of hired Tindall and Guido as home healthcare aides for his clients, despite the fact they are not licensed as home healthcare aides,. More than $1.5 million was allegedly taken by check and electronic transfer and made to appear as though they were legitimate reimbursements for care of the clients, while large  payments that were purported to be authorized by the siblings were also allegedly made.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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