Lillian King’s Niece Pleads No Contest

Cynthia Hurley pleaded no contest Thursday to stealing close to $1 million worth of valuable coins and jewelry from her 98-year-old great aunt.

An agitated Hurley, appeared reluctant but waived her right to a jury trial and admitted one count of elder financial abuse.

She will be sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation as part of the agreement. The plea bargain requires her to sign over her 30 percent interest in four Pacific Grove properties to reimburse Lillian King for her losses.

“I am hurt and I’m sad because my niece just threw her life away and she could have had a lovely one,” said King.

Lillian King’s Niece Pleads No Contest