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Man accused of stealing disabled sister's inheritance

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A 65-year-old River Falls man is accused of taking nearly $19,000 that should have gone to his disabled sister in Minnesota.

Jon K. Setala, W12741 735th Ave., has been charged with theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing payments from his deceased mother's pension that were intended for his 57-year-old sister.


An initial court appearance is set for 10 a.m. Monday, June 21. The charge has a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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