Woman accused of stealing from trust set up for ailing son

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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PAPILLION, Neb. (AP)

 An Alabama woman has been accused of stealing from a trust set up for her and her ailing son in Nebraska.

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.        

Her attorney, Thomas Petersen, said 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 said Rawlinson is maintaining her innocence.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3 in Sarpy County Court in Papillion.