|By Keith Gushard, The Meadville Tribune, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Seagren is accused of 22 counts each of theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking plus seven counts of forgery for allegedly taking a total of
Seagren has been the woman's insurance agent and financial adviser, according to the arrest affidavit filed in the case.
At Monday's arraignment, Seagren said he was a retired insurance agent.
Police allege the thefts occurred between
The case came to light after Seagren's business partner in
In an interview with police, the woman said Seagren has been her financial adviser for 30 years, but that she had never given Seagren permission to sign anything and she never agreed to pay Seagren any sum of money, according to the affidavit.
"Seagren was only her insurance agent and was never in charge of anything else," according to the affidavit.
A review of bank records by
In a subsequent interview with police detectives, the woman said "Seagren told her he was paying her bills for her and that she had an idea that he was writing himself checks."
The woman also told authorities "
Following arraignment, Seagren was placed in the
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