We've learned much more about a Rensselaer County attorney accused of stealing almost $35,000 from two of her clients. Court documents obtained by YNN show Marcia Doyle, 49, has a history of borrowing money and never paying it back. YNN's Geoff Redick has more.
AVERILL PARK, N.Y. -- State Supreme Court records show that a private Rensselaer County attorney, arrested Wednesday for scamming clients, has a history of borrowing money and not paying it back.
Court judgments against Marcia Doyle, 49, show that over the past two years, she has been in almost $900,000 of court ordered debt. Police say Doyle's scam involves borrowing money and promising large interest payments and then never paying back the loans.
A local victim of Doyle's scam says she never saw it coming.
"You think, 'Okay, she's a lawyer, she's not going to be fooling around,'" Karine Hilton told YNN.
Hilton loaned Doyle $4,000 to Doyle on recommendation from a friend. She was promised an $8,000 repayment within two weeks, but never received full payment in two years' time.
"You think you can trust a lawyer, especially when they put their license on the paper," said Hilton, who later found she was mistaken.
After a small claims court order, Hilton is now owed $5,000 from Doyle, but says she never expects to receive that money.
Doyle is facing felony grand larceny charges. She is out of jail on bail.