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Published April 18, 2012, 09:16 AM

Minnesota man accused of misspending North Dakota father's money

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to misspending more than $45,000 belonging to his father, who lives in a North Dakota nursing home.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to misspending more than $45,000 belonging to his father, who lives in a North Dakota nursing home.

Court documents show that 47-year-old Leo Toay Jr. of Maple Grove, Minn., gained power of attorney over his father in December 2009, had access to his father's bank accounts and was responsible for paying his bills. The administrator of the Grand Forks nursing home contacted police last November to report alleged misspending.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/HRtZEO ) that Toay is charged with misapplication of entrusted property, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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