PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been accused of stealing from a trust set up for her and her ailing son in Nebraska.
An Omaha television station reports 42-year-old Pamela Rawlinson is charged with felony theft by deception. Court records say Rawlinson lives in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Investigators say Rawlinson forged signatures on court documents and stole $10,000 from the trust. It set up by her son’s grandparents to ensure there was enough money to cover medical costs for the boy’s hemophilia.
Her attorney, Thomas Petersen, says Wednesday the trust was for her and her son, Joshua, as joint beneficiaries. He says the $10,000 was a loan from the trust and that the loan was repaid.
Petersen says Rawlinson is maintaining her innocence.
Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3 in Sarpy County Court in Papillion, Nabraska.