Former Public Guardian’s Shopping Fees Reduced

More than a year after the Davidson County public guardian double-billed a ward to take her on a shopping trip, the judge in the case has ordered a repayment. The trip still cost Marlene Spalding $1,462.50, but now she won’t have to pay twice. The Tennessean exposed the double billing and the cost of the shopping trip. On Monday, Davidson Probate Judge David Randy Kennedy reduced the guardian’s final request for fees to account for the double billing. The guardian has since resigned and 40 open cases have been assigned to new conservators.