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Former attorney accused of taking money from clients

Horecia Walker appears in court on 2 counts of grand theft

Former attorney Horecia Walker is accused of stealing money from her clients.
Former attorney Horecia Walker is accused of stealing money from her clients.

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.