Charges: Cottage Grove man swindled $50K from parents
Authorities say a Cottage Grove man swindled nearly $50,000 after being given control of family finances.
Benjamin J. Trussell was given the duty of paying bills for his father but then stole from numerous accounts, maxed out credit cards and gambled money away, according to allegations in a Washington County District Court criminal complaint.
Trussell was charged with two counts of theft by swindle, a felony.
According to the criminal complaint: