Man sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from elderly man

Man sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from elderly man

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OGDEN -- A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly man will spend up to 10 years in prison.

The Standard-Examiner reports Ricky McClain was sentenced on charges of exploitation of an elderly adult Tuesday. The judge also ordered McClain to pay restitution of $41,329.77 to the deceased victim's family.

On Nov. 24, McClain pleaded guilty to the exploitation charges in return the theft charges were dismissed.

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.

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