Empowering Seniors with relevant Information on Elder Abuse.
"Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring in any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or distress to an older person”. (WHO)
Any Charges Reported on this blog are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty, through the courts.
A Merced woman was arrested for elder abuse and theft after she tried to scam at least four elderly people out of money, police reported Thursday.
Rosie Miller, 29, met one of her victims after claiming she worked at the doctor’s office where he receives treatment.
The suspect took the victim to a local credit union and asked him to withdraw $350 from his account, which he did not have. The staff at the credit union believed the transaction was suspicious, according to Lt. Tom Trindad.
Merced police detectives were able to identify Miller after obtaining photos of her. She made incriminating statements to detectives during her questioning and was arrested last week, Trindad said.
It appeared that Miller was targeting elderly men in an attempt to get money, according to police. Officers have identified at least four victims, but believe there could be more.
In another incident, Miller persuaded a victim to rent her a car, which she later totaled in a crash. The victim is now responsible for paying the damages, police said.
Trindad said residents should keep a close eye on those providing care for the elderly and to report any suspicious activity.
Miller is being held at the Merced County jail and will face charges of elder abuse and theft by false pretense.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Alan Adrian at (209) 385-4731 or the department’s automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Anonymous tips can be sent via text message to “TIP411” (847411). Tipsters should include the word “Comvip” as the message’s keyword.