Old enough to know better?

Mary Ella Hixon, what are we to do with you?!?

The 91-year-old former mayor just pleaded guilty to stealing $201,000 from River Falls, in southern Alabama.

The judge sentenced Mary to 10 years in prison. However, luckily for Mary, he suspended the sentence due to her age. She will instead be placed on probation for five years.

All going well, at age 96, Mary will be free to do whatever 96-year-old people do, sleep I guess…

Did the judge make the right decision? Should age play a role in the sentencing of white-collar criminals?

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About Paul McCormack
I have over 17 years of experience in corporate fraud and intellectual theft prevention, detection and investigation. Unlike many fraud experts, I have both industry and professional services experience. To date, I have conducted over 500 interrogations of fraud suspects including numerous senior corporate executives. As a freelance writer, I have written over 100 articles on a broad range of topics including accounting, banking, cloud computing, corporate governance, corruption, cyber security, executive protection, fraud, insurance, human resources, intellectual property, social media, and supply chain management.

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