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Charles City Man Gets Probation for Stealing from His Grandmother

A Charles City man has agreed to a plea deal for stealing thousands of dollars from his grandmother.

34-year-old Casey Olson was arrested last June by Charles City Police after he was accused of improperly withdrawing about $15,000 from his grandmother’s accounts, using a debit card and writing checks belonging to her for his own personal purchases, and cashing about $17,000 in CDs. Court documents show Olson was his grandmother’s caretaker while she resided at a local nursing home, but he only had permission to pay her bills and taxes.

Olson has pleaded guilty to one count of dependent adult abuse, a Class D felony, in exchange for having a charge of first-degree theft, a Class C felony, dismissed. 

Olson has been sentenced to up to five years probation and was ordered to pay almost $37,000 in damages to his grandmother and complete all recommended gambling addiction treatment.

 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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