Former attorney accused of taking money from clients
Horecia Walker appears in court on 2 counts of grand theft
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Former attorney Horecia Walker, who has been arrested on two counts of grand theft, appeared before a judge Wednesday.
Walker was working at Ivy Walker & Associates in May 2013 when the first reported incident happened. Walker had received a cashier's check for $6,000 to handle an appeal case, but she never did any work on the case, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest form.
According to the report, Walker refused to refund the money.
The second accusation stems from August 2014 when Walker agreed to represent a client in a civil action case, which settled for $19,549.77, according to the arrest form.
Walker is believed to have misappropriated $11,940 of that money for her own personal use through various methods, including online banking transfers and debit card disbursements and under a Bank of America account under the name of "Horecia Walker Sole Prop DBA Horecia I. Walker," the report said.
Walker has been suspended from practicing law.
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