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Disher trial underway


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- The trial for an Almond man accused of cashing his mother-in-law’s Social Security checks is underway. The jury was selected Wednesday morning, and opening statements began in the case against 72-year-old Ronald Disher.

Disher is accused of working with his wife Delores and brother-in-law Charles Jost to cash checks issued to Delores and Charles’ mother Marie Jost since the 1980’s.

During opening remarks, defense attorney Gary Kryshak referred to his client as a cranky and crotchety old man, but told the jury no evidence points to Disher’s involvement in the crime, or that he would have received any of the funds from the cashed checks.

Portage County has set aside the rest of this week for the Disher trial.

Delores Disher is not healthy enough to endure a trial. Charles Jost was sentenced to sixteen years of confinement after being found guilty by mental disease or defect.