Scottsbluff man accused of taking more than $250K from aunt

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- A Scottsbluff man is accused of taking more than $250,000 from his aunt.

Court records say Barry Neal is charged with felony abuse of a vulnerable adult. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press.

Station KNEB reports that Neal offered to help his aunt when her 91-year-old father died in 2017 and she was named the personal representative of the estate.

Investigators later discovered that nearly all of the $272,000 received from the estate had been depleted. Among the withdrawals was one for $85,000, which is amount Neal used to buy his home in Scottsbluff.