Glouster Man Who Stole From Father Sentenced To Prison

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A Glouster man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $2,000 from his father.

Jack W. Kasler. Courtesy of Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.

In late 2019, Jack W. Kasler made several wire transfers from his father’s bank account to himself. The transfers totaled $1,930.97.

Kasler, 33, was on probation for drug-related charges at the time, and during the course of this case he voluntarily entered but then withdrew from a treatment center.

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said the thefts were fueled by gambling and other addictive behaviors.

After pleading guilty, Kasler told the court he was remorseful and wanted to put 14 years of addiction to opiates and methamphetamine behind him and start a new life.

In addition to his prison sentence, Kasler was also ordered to pay back the money he stole.

“Family members are often taken advantage of by those who misuse drugs and struggle with addiction,” Blackburn said. “Mr. Kasler’s actions are indefensible but we hope that his incarceration will help him realize the error of his ways and inspire him to rebuild his life upon release.”