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Kalispell man charged with stealing $136K

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 12 2014 10:52:52 AM MDT
KALISPELL, Mont. -

A Kalispell man has denied a charge that alleges he took $136,000 from a man he was taking care of.
    
66-year-old Jack Role pleaded not guilty to felony theft Thursday during a hearing in District Court in Kalispell.
    
Prosecutors say the victim's children hired Role to care for their father for $1,500 per month. As part of the job, Role had access to the man's bank accounts.
    
Court records say an audit determined $136,000 went missing from the man's account over a three-year period during which Role worked for him.
    
Investigators say Role admitted he withdrew the money to gamble.
    
Role's next hearing is set for April 9.