A Hemet felon who's accused of bilking a 90-year-old victim out of more than $100,000 and is suspected of doing the same to other seniors s pleaded not guilty to felony charges and had his bail set at $150,000.
Gary Lee Wickham, 69, is charged with embezzlement by a non-caretaker of a dependent adult and using false pretenses.
He also faces allegations of taking, destroying or damaging property; committing white-collar crime of more than $100,000; and having prior felony convictions and a "strike."
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Kelly Hansen ordered Wickham back to court for a felony settlement conference. A preliminary hearing was tentatively set for March 9.
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Man Pleads Not Guilty of Scamming Seniors Out of Thousands