- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Fall River woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she stole $120,000 from a 92-year-old woman whom she was hired to care for and using it on herself.

Kathleen King pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a count of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years of age or older.

Authorities say King was hired to assist the alleged victim with cooking, cleaning, shopping and other household tasks. In 2013, after gaining the woman’s trust, they say King withdrew thousands from her bank accounts.

King, who has been released on her own recognizance, says she had a joint account with the woman. She says every penny went toward Welsh’s care and wellbeing, including buying a coffin for her cat.

King is due back in court next month.

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