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Elko County man accused of guardianship abuse

Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 22:37:52-04

An Elko County man has been arrested on charges of guardianship abuse.

Police say 53-year-old Wade Fordin is facing charges of theft and exploitation of an older person.

He was appointed the permanent guardian of his 80-year-old mother and her estate when she could no longer care for herself. But investigators say instead of spending the money on her care, Fordin spent more than $6,000 on himself.