Police arrest woman for elder theft
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.
Petlauma police arrested a 22-year-old Santa Rosa woman on July 25 for suspicion of elder theft after the victim's daughter said approximately $6,000 was missing from her father's bank account.
In June, the daughter of the 89-year-old Petaluma resident reported to police that her father, who suffers from dementia, had approximately $6000 in unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account. She told police that from April to June of 2012, there were several $200-$300 withdrawals from the victim's bank account.
The victim was receiving in-home care from a service at the time and the victim's daughter had raised suspicions about the care provider, Kirra Beck of Santa Rosa. Beck was subsequently terminated by the in-home care company for unknown reasons. Police said she visited the victim at least once after her termination and tried to learn about the victim's medical appointments. Surveillance video from the victim's bank showed Beck making 24 withdrawals from the victim's account at an ATM. A warrant was obtained for Beck and on July 25 and police arrested her at her residence. Beck was transported to County Jail.
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