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Ex-attorney accused of stealing child's insurance settlement

March 12, 2015

A northern Indiana man and former attorney faces additional theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $612,000 from an insurance settlement awarded to an injured child.

Fifty-three-year-old Clark W. Holesinger pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony theft charges ahead of his April trial in Porter County.

The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports prosecutors allege Holesinger stole more than $612,000 awarded to the child under a 2007 settlement secured through the Indiana Patient Compensation Fund. He is also accused of not paying a man’s rent and utility bills out of the man’s Social Security check while Holesinger served as vice chairman of New Creation’s board of directors from January 2012 to February 2013.

The child suffered a permanent injury during birth in 1999 and the mother gave Holesinger the money in 2008 to put into an investment account.

But that woman never received statements when she asked Holesinger and she later discovered there was no account in her child's name at the financial institution where he said he made the investment.

When the man wasn’t getting the remainder of the money from his Social Security checks, he stopped the arrangement with Holesinger and an investigation discovered Holesinger wrote himself checks from using man’s money.

Holesinger resigned from the Indiana bar in March 2014 after being charged with five counts of theft for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million from business clients he represented.

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