Police Investigate Wexford Doc In $1M Orphans' Trust Fund Theft

Date: 2009-11-06
Source: WPXI

WEXFORD, Pa. -- Police said they may have about a million reasons to investigate a well-known Wexford chiropractor and his wife.

Dr. Daniel Pompa and his wife Merily are under investigation for allegedly siphoning nearly $1 million from a trust fund set up for two orphans.

Court records indicate that Pompa and his wife took custody of orphaned twins after their parents died in a Sarasota, Fla., murder-suicide in 2003.

A trust fund was set up for the children, and the $1 million was to be distributed when they turned 30.

District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s investigators are tracking back records to determine whether or not Pompa used the trust fund belonging to the children to help buy a home in Cranberry and two condominiums at Seven Springs are deeded to the Pompa’s, according to documents obtained by Channel 11 News reporter Alan Jennings.

A confidential informant told the DA’s office that Pompa tapped the trust from $170,000 for one of the Seven Springs dwellings, more than $3,000 for chandeliers, $21,000 for flooring, over $6,000 for tables and chairs and $528 for a brass monkey toilet paper holder.

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