A Pike County man and his wife will be tried for allegedly bilking her elderly parents — who were living in Lancaster County — out of nearly $700,000. District Judge Rodney Hartman ordered John and Sue Fisher to stand trial on three counts of felony theft and related charges after a preliminary hearing Friday.
Northern Lancaster Regional police allege the Fishers tricked Sue’s elderly father, Robert Hoover, into signing a document in 2009 that granted them power of transfer. The Fishers then transferred $697,000 from the Hoovers’ bank account into their own, according to police.
Robert and Dorothy Hoover had no access to that account, according to First Assistant District Attorney Megan King, lead prosecutor. Robert Hoover was told the document had been sent from his bank and required a signature, police allege. Read more »