Indianapolis man posing as lawyer takes Hancock County man’s money

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Mug shot: Timothy P. O’Connor

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (September 2, 2015) – An Indianapolis man is accused of posing as a lawyer and taking at least one person’s money is exchange for legal advice. And police are on the lookout for more victims.

Timothy P. O’Connor turned himself in to police Monday morning. He’s been charged with practicing law without a legal degree, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to court docs, a Greenfield man contacted police about O’Connor in July.

The victim stated that in September 2014 O’Connor agreed to help him prepare paperwork in exchange for $1250.

But in July of this year, the victim realized the paperwork had been filed “pro se,” which means the victim was representing himself in the case without the assistance of an attorney.

That’s when the victim discovered O’Connor wasn’t an actual attorney.

Investigators are now looking into other legal work O’Connor may have done in Hancock County.

If you or anyone you know paid O’Connor for legal advice, please contact Hancock County investigators.

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