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Father, son arrested, accused of stealing older relative's funds

A Lebanon father and son were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 31, after a lengthy investigation into the theft of funds from their 81-year-old mother and grandmother, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, Sept. 2.

According to a news release, detectives had received information regarding the incident in November 2020 and began looking into thousands of dollars missing from Sharon Steele, who has since passed away. After subpoenaing financial records, detectives determined that Michael Alan Gunnett, 58, had reportedly stolen more than $220,000 over a three-year period, and that his s...

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