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Armstrong County man to stand trial in $170K theft from uncle |

Armstrong County man to stand trial in $170K theft from uncle

| Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:00 a.m

An Armstrong County man accused of using his power of attorney to steal $170,000 from his 90-year-old great-uncle will stand trial.

William Michael Shearer, 55, of South Buffalo is accused of taking the money without permission from John Louis Shearer’s safe deposit box at a Freeport bank between January and August 2006.

John Shearer, a resident at a Sarver assisted living facility, said his safe deposit box at National City Bank was closed by William Shearer without his permission in August 2006. There was $170,000 in the safety deposit box at the time, he said.

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