Cape Coral legal professional’s assistant who spent aged consumer’s cash sentenced to 16 months


A Cape Coral woman is spending 16 months in jail for misusing the credit card of someone who trusted her to pay her expenses.

Kristin Nicole Jordan, 40, was convicted Tuesday of exploiting an elderly person. The family of the victim, who died in May, was compensated.

The case dates back to 2019 when investigators from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office learned that the victim’s credit card was used in fraudulent charges for $ 42,276.

The eight-month investigation led to Jordan using the card to make purchases through 2017. She was employed as an assistant to a fiduciary attorney at the Musial law firm, which, according to its website, handles health care and long-term planning. for the elderly.

Records show Jordan bought numerous different things, including paying Comcast bills, buying groceries, shopping at Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Nike, and several other retail stores.

Investigators said the victim found out that Jordan used her money to pay for all of that, including dinner, car payments, travel, cell phone bills, and school payments. The victim reported that she believed numerous transactions from her bank account were fraudulent.

Investigators said the victim eventually became suspicious of Jordan himself. WINK News spoke to Jordan shortly after her arrest, and she denied the charges, saying it was not true.

The law firm told investigators that they fired Jordan in May 2019.

Cape Worry space leaders pushing for extra grant cash as movie business booms


After a slow couple of years in Hollywood East, the lights, cameras, and action are back.

“This year, all the signs suggest that this is likely to be the best year in a decade,” said Johnny Griffin, director of the regional film commission.

Johnny Griffin, director of the regional film commission, said the productions had already spent more than $ 65 million in the community in the first three months of this year. Several productions are currently underway, including a new film that hit town last week. Griffin said preproduction for Along for the Ride will begin in the coming weeks.

“A lot of companies felt it,” said Griffin. “You let us know that you definitely look forward to seeing it again.”

Susi Hamilton is the chairman of Governor Cooper’s Advisory Board on Film, Television, and Digital Streaming. She said the numbers for the entire state were even better. 12 projects have currently been approved for government funding this year.

“We are ready to have $ 191 million in direct spend from manufacturing companies in North Carolina,” said Hamilton.

What brings the production companies back?

“The first question for you to consider for each state you are considering is what is the incentive situation?” Said Griffin.

The $ 31 million government incentive program is helping, but could that work out?

“Obviously, since we’ve seen an increase, all we have to do is make sure we have enough funding to move this forward,” Griffin said. “We don’t want to tell the productions that we no longer have any capacity.”

Hamilton said the grant money is unlikely to run out as the state overwrites excess grant money every year. Meanwhile, Senator Michael Lee is proposing a new bill that will add $ 34 million to the program.

“It would be great if it succeeded, and I think that would send a really strong message to business people that North Carolina is open to business, but if it doesn’t succeed, all is not lost,” said Hamilton.

She said there is enough money right now but Griffin wants to make sure they don’t go out in the future.

“We have the momentum we’ve been building for a couple of years,” said Griffin. “We just want to be able to move this forward at this point.”

The goal is to keep the lights, cameras, and action in Wilmington.

The state film grant program will be renewed in July. Hamilton said if Senator Lee’s bill were passed by then it would add an additional $ 34 million this year.

7 high Cape Cod leisure concepts embrace live shows, heroes, artwork, owls


The film festival joins the observance of Black History Month

The Woods Hole Film Festival’s Virtual Screening Series 2021 continues with a program of short films, both short stories and documentaries, entitled Family Voices, presented in collaboration with the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative. The six short films by aspiring filmmakers offer snapshots of family life through the eyes of black parents and children in recognition of the initiative 2021 Black History Month Subject of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” The festival will host a live online online Q&A with the filmmakers on Saturday.

When: Films that can be seen until Sunday; Questions and answers on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Where, information and reservations:

Black History Month program information:


The Cotuit Center offers live streaming concerts

The bands Melic Moon and Buoys of Summer will be staging live streaming concerts one after the other this weekend as part of a “Save our Stages and Feed our Musicians” series that will benefit the performers and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Jim Gilbert will produce the shows from the center without an audience to give viewers the feeling of a concert experience from home. Melic Moon Singer / multi-instrumentalist Amalia Ververis, producer / multi-instrumentalist Mike Machaby and drummer / percussionist David Ellis play music with different influences and styles. The buoys of summer pay tribute to the “gently sailing SoCal sounds with silk stockings” of the 70s and early 80s.

When: Friday (Melic Moon) and Saturday (summer buoys) 7:30 p.m.

Where: streamed from the Cotuit Center for the Arts at https:

Tickets: $ 15 for Melic Moon ($ 25 for a digital album download); $ 25 for buoys of summer



High school graduates play theater online

The Academy Playhouse in Orleans is practically home to four high school theater groups for a “Festizoom” day, when schools are supposed to come together on a festival day similar to the usual state one-act competitions. The audience is invited to watch the Zoom performances.

When: 9:30 am, Nauset Regional High School, Eastham; 10:30 am, Attleboro High School; 1:30 pm, Scituate High School; 2:45 p.m., Hingham High School

Where and information:

Entry: Free


Find out more about and see owls in virtual conversation

Part book talk, part nature show, wildlife photojournalist author Mark Wilson and teacher-naturalist Marcia Wilson give a virtual behind-the-scenes look at “Owl Quest” and a slide show about Mark’s journey to produce photos and observations of all 19 species of owls, that breed in North America. The result was his book “Owling: Enter the mysterious world of the birds of the night”, published in 2019. Marcia will introduce viewers to six live New England owls and give a shooting lesson. The live streaming program is presented by the Harwich Conservation Trust.

When: Saturday 2 p.m.

Where and information:

Tickets: $ 5


Art exhibitions celebrated on the open house

The Cape Cod Cultural Center will host an open day for new art exhibitions in its five galleries. You can see “Faces and Nature”, art in various media by the student artist Torriann Matheney; “Cape Cod Solitude,” photographs by Rachel Jones showing the loneliness many felt during the COVID-19 pandemic; “Finding the Figure”, painting by Paul Schulenburg and members of his studio group; and “Ocean Compositions”, oil paintings by Livia Mosanu.

When: Saturday from 2pm to 5pm for the open day; Art can also be seen from 12pm to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday for most of the month

Where: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth

Entry: Free

Information: or 508-394-7100


Hear fish stories across the canal

The South Yarmouth Library Association and the Cape Cod Salties will jointly host a zoom presentation of “East End Eddie Doherty Shares Fish Tales”. Doherty’s talk will focus on fishing the Cape Cod Canal for striped bass and will feature photographs by John Doble. Doherty is a retired Massachusetts District Court clerk and author of Seven Miles After Sundown, which was recognized by the 2019 International Book Awards in Los Angeles.

When: Saturday 2 p.m.

Where: About zoom

Entry: Free

Reservations (required): (the happenings page) or 508-760-4820, ext. 1


Expert Talks on the Chatham Coast

Ted Keon, Chatham’s director of coastal resources, will be speaking on Chatham’s Dynamic Shoreline as part of the Atwood Museum’s Tuesday Talks Lecture Series. Keon has been monitoring issues related to the marine and coastal environment since 1998 and will discuss how changes and developments are affecting life in Chatham.

When: Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Where: When zooming

Tickets: $ 10, free for members



Authors discuss history, science, heroes

Three authors will discuss their work in their virtual lectures as part of a series for Falmouth Museums on the Green. On Tuesday, Helen Rappaport will speak about “The Romanov Sisters” and little-known facts about the privileged and personal lives of the Russian Grand Duchesses – Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasis, the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra – before the Russian Revolution. On Wednesday, Jon Gertner’s “The Ice at World’s End” will discuss how scientists from around the world want to find out how the melting ice of Greenland affects ocean currents, weather systems, economies, migration patterns and coastal inhabitants. Robert Mrazek will showcase heroes of all shapes and sizes in his talk on “The Indomitable Florence Finch” about a housewife who became a passionate resistance fighter and helped hundreds of American prisoners of war in the Philippines.

When: Tuesday lunchtime (Rappaport); Wednesday 7 p.m. (Gertner); Thursday 7 p.m. (Mrazek)

Entry: $ 10, $ 5 for members

Registration: (Registrants will receive a link that will allow them to zoom in to access the presentations.)

Information: 508-548-4857

Contact Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll at Follow on Twitter: @KathiSDCCT.

Cape Cod-style house options addition, transformed kitchen

Enter the front entrance with the wrought iron storm door and the concrete terrace and enter the living room with its original oak floors, wood paneling and a brick fireplace with wood insert.

The new family and dining room combo has 16-foot vaulted ceilings, new hardwood floors, and is bright and flooded with light thanks to three skylights and large windows.

A sliding glass door leads to one of the three outside decks and another door provides outside access. There are also two ceiling fans and a chandelier and entry cabinet.

A completely renovated pantry kitchen with a worktop made of butcher blocks is open to the family room. Farmhouse-style fans will love the white cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including a microwave, and the new tile floor that extends into the breakfast room.

The kitchen also has a pantry for extra storage space.

The master bedroom suite with original oak floors is on the first level, along with a converted full bath and laundry room with washer and dryer.

There are two bedrooms on the second level, one is a 21 by 12 foot room with two closets. The second bedroom also has a closet. Both have the original oak floors of the house.

A second full bath with a window and a view of the family room rounds off the second level.

In the finished basement there is even more space for entertainment, including a bar. The unfinished part of the lower level offers plenty of storage space.

Those who love the country life will appreciate the private, wooded back yard with a 12 by 15 foot vinyl outbuilding and a fenced-in chicken coup that can also be used for small animals.

A split fence surrounds the side and back yards, and a concrete deck provides space to sit by the outside fireplace. A gravel road leads to the detached two car garage.


Price: $ 220,000

Directions: W. National Rd to Lake Road

Highlights: approx. 2,070 square meters, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, new family / dining room in addition, converted kitchen, wooden floors, fireplace with insert, forest property

For more details:

Liz Simonton