Man charged with stealing from Cape Cod veteransAP , Associated Press
Jan. 15, 2014 8:35 AM ET
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — The former president of the Cape Cod chapter of the Disabled American Veterans has been ordered held on $5,000 bail after pleading not guilty to stealing $125,000 from the organization.
Richard Allen Trott Sr. was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of larceny of over $250.
Prosecutors allege the 62-year-old Trott withdrew money from the accounts of the Hyannis-based chapter of the Disabled American Veterans via ATM withdrawals and checks made out to himself between 2009 and 2011.
Trott told the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/1eJcUdp ) that he is innocent. Trott's lawyer asked that he be released on personal recognizance because he is the sole caretaker of his 10-year-old granddaughter. The girl has been handed over to other relatives.
Other members of the DAV say they feel angry and betrayed.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com