I have questions for the candidates (especially the incumbents) for the offices of Culpeper Commonwealth’s Attorney, Culpeper Sheriff, Virginia State Senate, House of Delegates, Culpeper Town Council and the Culpeper Board of Supervisors.

What would you do if it was reported to you, and your personnel, that a Culpeper resident may have been a victim of a violation of the Code of Virginia 18.2-178.1 and 18.2-178, or in other words, obtaining money or signature by false pretense? Would your ethical curiosity be raised if you found out a former Culpeper County Clerk’s office employee was possibly suspected of a potential elder abuse scheme?

Would you also be concerned if a local attorney was found to be involved, or participated or collaborated in some way with this suspected unscrupulous activity?

Would you respond to the individuals who have contacted your office? Would you keep those adversely affected informed as to progress or reach out to them for more details? Or would you ignore the person(s) adversely affected and who are “seeing something and saying something “?

Would an investigation be initiated, knowing this was a possible elder abuse crime against a highly medicated elder and infirm Culpeper resident?

I encourage the candidates (especially the incumbents) to respond to this letter within the next two weeks, for publication in the Culpeper Star-Exponent.

Tom Payette

Son of the late Dr. John J Payette and listed back up executor


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