Monday, May 14, 2007

Caregiver Tricks Woman into Giving Her POA , Steals her home


VISTA – A caretaker who admitted stealing the Cardiff home of the couple who hired her was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday.

Gina Trevino, 49, was responsible for one of the worst cases of financial elder abuse in San Diego County history, prosecutor Steven Carver told the judge during a Superior Court hearing.

AdvertisementFrom January to August 2006, Trevino worked as the 24-hour caretaker of Pat and Dorothy Torano – a couple in their 90s who did not want to leave their longtime home. Pat Torano had recently suffered a stroke, while his wife was legally blind and suffering from dementia.

Trevino, a felon who never revealed her criminal past, gained power of attorney from the couple and tricked them into signing over their home to her.

Abridged read it all here >>

This sure sounds familiar to a case we have been talking at great lengths here at E.A. You would think these guys all go to the same school ?

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