Woman accused of stealing money from her father

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom

An eastern Nebraska woman faces a charge of abusing a vulnerable adult.

Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff says 61-year-old Cynthia Odermatt is accused of looting her father's bank account.  Tingelhoff says Odermatt is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 28 to face the felony charge, which carries a maximum prison term of five years.

The release says a Nebraska State Patrol investigator discovered that Odermatt had taken about $175,000 from her father's bank account from May 1, 2009, to Dec. 31, 2011.

Odermatt said Tuesday that her 87-year-old father signed loan papers for the money and that she hasn't had a chance to pay him back yet.  She says her father had a stroke in 2009 but “is doing very, very well.''