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Oregon man admits to stealing from grandmother to gamble

An Oregon man has accepted a plea agreement in which he admitted to stealing money from blind grandmother to fund a gambling habit

Published on February 9, 2018 9:20AM

Last changed on February 9, 2018 2:19PM


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) An Oregon man who stole more than $100,000 from his blind, 94-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty to theft charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Richard Barney of Chiloquin was also ordered to pay restitution, undergo gambling-addiction treatment and spend three years on probation.

The Herald and News reports the 55-year-old Barney was arrested Dec. 28. Prosecutors said he got his grandmother to sign checks, and then spent the money at a casino.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com



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