New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications

Brandon H. Garod, Assistant Attorney General
Elder Abuse and Exploitation Unit
(603) 271-1217

Son and Daughter-in-law Indicted for Theft from Elderly Man

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the indictments of Kile A. Madsen, age 52, and Debra A. Madsen, age 49, of Potsdam, New York, for theft by unauthorized taking from R.M. (deceased) between December 10, 2015 – August 16, 2016. R.M. was 86 years old at the time of his death on April 18, 2018.

Kile and Debra Madsen were each indicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Southern District on one count of theft by unauthorized taking for obtaining or exercising unauthorized control of R.M.'s money by making multiple unauthorized purchases, payments, and/or cash withdrawals from R.M.'s bank account.

Kile Madsen stole more than $21,000 and Debra Madsen stole more than $10,000.

Kile and Debra Madsen were also indicted on one count each of conspiracy to commit theft by unauthorized taking. The indictments allege that the Madsens agreed to commit the crime of theft by unauthorized taking and committed multiple overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.

The aforementioned charges are class A felonies and are punishable by up to 7½-15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison and/or a maximum fine of $4,000 for each charge.

In addition, the indictments allege that the Madsens are subject to enhanced penalties for taking advantage of R.M.'s age or a physical or mental condition in such ways that impaired his ability to manage his property or financial resources. If proven, each charge would be punishable by up to 10-30 years.

Assistant Attorney General Brandon H. Garod who leads the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Unit is prosecuting this case. The indictments are a result of a joint investigation with the Hollis Police Department.

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

The charges and allegations in the indictments are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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