Byron Chadderon / by Justin Merriman

Byron B. Chadderon, 85, of Ross leaves Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela's office in West View after his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2012.  Chadderon is accused of stealing $670,000 from his late sister’s trust between 2005 and 2012, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday by Allegheny County District Attorney’s Det. Kevin Flanigan. Chadderon was the executor of a trust set up by his sister, Ora Jean C. Davis, the affidavit says. He and two other relatives were supposed to receive the interest from the account while Chadderon was alive, and the other two beneficiaries, a nephew and grand nephew, were supposed to divide up the trust after Chadderon’s death, the affidavit says. Instead, Chadderon withdrew money from the principal over the years and, when interviewed by Flanigan, said the trust agreement allowed him to do so, the affidavit says. Prosecutors have charged Chadderon with seven counts of theft, misapplication of the trust and receiving stolen property.