- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Kalispell man has denied a charge that alleges he took $136,000 from a man he was taking care of.

The Daily Inter Lake reports 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.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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