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