New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

Brandon H. Garod, Attorney
(603) 271-1217

State v. Deborah Walsh

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Deborah Walsh, 59 of Manchester, was sentenced on July 14th in Hillsborough Superior Court Southern District to 1 class-A felony count of Financial Exploitation of an Elder Adult. The Court sentenced Walsh to 12 months at the House of Corrections with 11 months deferred for 1 year. The deferred portion of the sentence will be further deferred or suspended for an additional 4 years conditioned upon good behavior and repayment of full restitution to her father.

An investigation conducted by the Hudson Police Department revealed that Deborah Walsh was her 84-year old father's durable power of attorney in 2015. During that time, Walsh was responsible for managing her father's money and paying his bills. The investigation showed that between February and September 2015, Deborah Walsh wrote herself 8 checks on her father's bank account and forged his signature each time. The checks were for various amounts and totaled $22,700.00.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse or exploitation, please contact your local police department or the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (1-800-949-0470).

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658