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Pastor charged with financially exploiting woman

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AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — An Austin pastor is charged with bilking more than $40,000 from an elderly woman with dementia.

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Authorities say the Rev. David DeFor was the woman's power of attorney. A criminal complaint, in part, says DeFor used a $5,000 check from the woman to replace his furnace and claimed a $3,000 bank transfer to his account for a bowling trip was a reward for his care.

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