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Grand Forks woman pleads not guilty to stealing $40K from dad

A Grand Forks woman accused of stealing more than $40,000 from her elderly father, who suffers from dementia, pleaded not guilty today to a felony theft charge.

Julie Skinner, 52, faces a maximum prison term of 10 years if she's convicted.

According to a police affidavit, Skinner used her power-of-attorney privilege to take funds from certain accounts she had control over and put the money toward her own expenses.

She has a pretrial hearing set for Feb. 3 in North Dakota District Court.