Oregon man admits to stealing from grandmother to gamble

An Oregon man who was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his blind 94-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty.

Posted: Feb 9, 2018 12:06 PM

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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