December 13, 2007

Lawsuits & Criminal Charges Backdrop to Kidnapping Hoax

In what may become a really sad turn of events, a second criminal complaint has been filed against Karyn McConnell-Hancock alleging forgery and theft of insurance settlements. Growing criticism of the police department locally is likely to bring pressure to bear to charge her regarding the fabricated abduction she admitted to. That pressure will also likely result in a significant police investigation into the alleged forgery and settlement theft charges. The attention the case gathered in the media, her prominence as a former city councilwoman and her father as a judge, and the long history of the McConnell family in Toledo will ensure that a lot of public attention will be paid to her case.