- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The former president of the Cape Cod chapter of the Disabled American Veterans has been ordered held on $5,000 bail after pleading not guilty to stealing $125,000 from the organization.

Richard Allen Trott Sr. was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of larceny of over $250.

Prosecutors allege the 62-year-old Trott withdrew money from the accounts of the Hyannis-based chapter of the Disabled American Veterans via ATM withdrawals and checks made out to himself between 2009 and 2011.

Trott told the Cape Cod Times (https://bit.ly/1eJcUdp ) that he is innocent. Trott’s lawyer asked that he be released on personal recognizance because he is the sole caretaker of his 10-year-old granddaughter. The girl has been handed over to other relatives.

Other members of the DAV say they feel angry and betrayed.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, https://www.capecodonline.com

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