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.