A Norwalk caregiver accused of bilking an 81-year-old Leisure World man of nearly $300,000 is scheduled to appear in court today for a hearing to have a bail reduction.
Earlier this week, 31-year-old Marisa Robles pleaded not guilty to 92 counts of fraud, theft, forgery and elderly abuse. She is currently held without bail at the Orange County Jail.
Robles had been hired to care for the Leisure World man in 2007, and she began writing checks to herself totaling $287,848 from the victim’s personal bank accounts without his consent shortly after she was hired, according to police.
Both the Los Alamitos and Seal Beach police departments of recent elder abuse scams in the community.
The Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on caregiving, has excellent tips for hiring caregivers, checking backgrounds and identifying some signs and patterns of elder abuse.