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Berkeley Police Department
Tuesday November 29th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. PST


Suspect charged after defrauding two elders in a nursing home

On November 22nd, detectives arrested a 44-year-old nursing assistant after reports of theft and fraudulent charges on the accounts of two elders at a nursing home.
On September 23rd, the adult son of a 73-year-old woman being cared for at Kyakameena Care Center (2131 Carleton Street) reported finding that his mother’s debit card had been stolen and fraudulently used to make over 100 purchases/withdrawals between April 2022 and August 2022 (over $10,000 worth of charges).  The son realized the that there was a problem with his mother’s accounts when he discovered that the rent to her apartment had stopped being made because of insufficient funds.
On October 20th, the brother of a 70-year-old woman who had previously stayed at Kyakameena Care Center before passing reported finding numerous fraudulent purchases made the week his sister passed.
During the course of the investigation, investigators found numerous fraudulent online purchases as well as cash withdrawals to one of the employees of Kyakameena Care Center (a 44-year-old Oakland woman).
On November 22nd, detectives arrested the suspect outside of Kyakameena Care Center on suspicion of identity theft, grand theft, financial elder abuse by a caregiver and unauthorized use of an access/debit card.
On November 23rd, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect with PC 368(e)—financial elder abuse by a caregiver (2 counts) and PC 530.5(a)—identity theft (2 counts).
Case 2022-00044717

Berkeley Police Department
2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

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