Wisconsin counselor Cynthia Ziebell suspended following identity theft conviction
May 9, 2011
On April 11, 2011, the Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board suspended professional counselor Cynthia S. Ziebell for one month.
According to the Board’s document, Ziebell entered into a Deferred Acceptance of a Guilty Plea on October 6, 2009, by which she agreed to plead guilty to one count of identity theft for financial gain (a felony) and perform community service during the ensuing 12 months, after which the charge would be amended to simple theft. Between January 29, 2009 and February 27, 2009, Ziebell used her father’s debit card to withdraw $7,751.54 from her father’s bank account for her own benefit, which her father was in a nursing home.
At that time, she was taking care of fathers’ real and personal property, with his permission.
Ziebell paid $3,801.63 restitution to her father, three businesses and the Department of Regulation and Licensing. She also paid the Department $500, the cost of the proceeding against her.
Source: Final Decision and Order #0000796, in the matter of the Disciplinary Proceedings Against Cynthia Ziebell, DHA case DRL 10-0031, State of Wisconsin, Before the Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board.
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