Iowa man accused of stealing from ailing dad gets probation

An Altoona man accused of stealing around $40,000 from his ailing father has been sentenced to probation for two to five years.

Court records say 40-year-old Jeffrey Kass also was given a deferred judgment at his sentencing last week in Dubuque County. He’d pleaded guilty to dependent adult abuse-exploitation. Under a deferred judgment, the conviction will be removed from Kass’ record if he successfully completes the terms of his probation.

The records say Kass was conservator for his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. The documents say Kass took nearly $20,000 from their joint account to pay off a loan and a credit card and then took more than $21,000 to pay most of what he owed his father and mother in a civil lawsuit judgment.