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Jury resumes deliberations in Stevens Point Social Security fraud trial

STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - A jury in Stevens Point will resume deliberations Friday morning in the trial of Ronald Disher, who's accused of helping steal Social Security checks from his missing mother-in-law.

The 72-year-old Disher testified Thursday that he had no knowledge of the stolen checks, which totaled $175,000 over 33 years. He admitted driving his wife Delores and her brother Charles Jost to a bank each month to cash the checks -- but he didn't know what his relatives were doing in the bank, and he had nothing to do with it.

In closing arguments, prosecutor Veronica Isherwood said it appeared that Disher knew exactly what was going on -- and he was careful not to park in the bank's lot so his vehicle wouldn't be spotted by its security cameras.

Portage County District Attorney Lou Molepske Jr. says jurors are poring over hundreds of documents related to the stolen checks. He says it's possible the deliberations will run into Friday afternoon.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)