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OGDEN -- An Ogden man is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly man he befriended.
According to the Standard-Examiner, Ricky Edward McClain, 45, is charged with felony theft and exploitation of an elder adult.
Prosecutors claim McClain became friendly with the 96-year-old victim last year -- offering to do small jobs for him -- but eventually began demanding money, claiming he was giving it to the needy.
The man's family eventually became suspicious and called police.
McClain already faces a separate felony charge of exploitation stemming from an incident involving the same victim back in May 2008. He pleaded not guilty to that charge and will face trial in December.