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11/25/2014 3:15 PM
By Associated Press

Iowa woman gets probation in theft case

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been given probation for stealing from an elderly man under her care.

District Court Judge Michael Moon recently ordered to suspend a 10-year prison sentence for 60-year-old Pamala Hammond. She will instead be on probation for two- to five years.

A message left for Hammond's attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1CbO8R1http://dmreg.co/1CbO8R1 ) Hammond pleaded guilty last month to a count of theft in connection to the estate of James Curtis Ruby, of Eldora. The 88-year-old veteran died in 2012.

Hammond was accused of transferring more than $630,000 from Ruby's accounts to her own. She was also accused of writing several checks totaling more than $115,000 from Ruby accounts.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.comhttp://www.desmoinesregister.com

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