La Pine conservator of seniors, disabled arrested for theft
Jul 06,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

A La Pine man who was assigned by State court, Social Security Administration, and Senior & Disabled services to act as a conservator of finances for numerous senior and disabled citizens throughout Central Oregon has been arrested on 65 counts of theft and criminal mistreatment.

 
Oliver Lee Trussell - DCJ photo 
Oliver Lee Trussell, 59, was arrested at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office substation in La Pine on July 4 about 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Scott Beard reported.  Trussell had been under investigation since November, 2005.

He was charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated theft, 14 counts of first-degree theft, 13 counts of second-degree theft, 3 counts of third-degree theft, and 32 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, Beard said.

The investigation is continuing.