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LVMPD officer, two others indicted by grand jury for fraud against elderly

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant James Thomas Melton, private professional guardian April Parks, her office manager Mark Simmons, and attorney Noel Palmer Simpson have been indicted for elder exploitation.

As a result of an investigation into this alleged conduct, Lieutenant Melton was placed on administrative leave by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in July 2017.

According to the indictment, James Thomas Melton worked with April Parks, the owner of A Private Professional Guardian, LLC, her office manager Mark Simmons, and attorney Noel Palmer Simpson to exploit an elderly couple. Melton allegedly hired Parks, Simmons and Simpson in order to act as the guardian for Beverly Flaherty to obtain control of more than $700,000 in Beverly and Jerome Flaherty’s assets.

Melton, Parks, and Simmons used the services of attorney Noel Palmer Simpson to file false and misleading legal papers with the court in order to obtain this guardianship, and name Melton as the successor trustee of Beverly Flaherty’s family trust.

The indictment alleges that the defendants committed several crimes in order to carry out this exploitation, including: Elder Exploitation, Theft, Offering False Instrument for Filing or Record, Grand Larceny Auto and Perjury.

The alleged fraudulent acts were committed between December 2010 and May 2017.

To read the full indictment, click here.





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