STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a Wisconsin man accused of helping fraudulently cash his mother-in-law’s Social Security checks says his client is a grumpy old man but not guilty of criminal action.
Seventy-two-year-old Ronald Disher, of Almond, has been charged in the check-cashing scheme with his wife and brother-in-law.
Stevens Point Journal Media reports Portage County Assistant District Attorney Veronica Isherwood told jurors Wednesday that Disher drove the other two to a bank to cash his mother-in-law’s checks and parked two blocks away to avoid being seen.
But Disher’s attorney says his client is merely a “cranky and crotchety old man” with erratic behavior and doesn’t know much about the family’s finances or what happened to the checks.
Information from: Stevens Point Journal Media, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com