A caretaker working in an Auburn medical recovery center and nursing home was recently arrested for using a resident’s bank card to make purchases at a local store, according to an official press release from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Amanda Marie Sinnott, 29, of Placerville, was reportedly arrested on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was reportedly booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of burglary, committing a financial crime against the elderly, fraudulent use of a bank access card, and possession of stolen property. She reportedly remains in custody and her bail was set at $50,000.
According to Placer County Sheriff, Sinnott was an employee at Westview Healthcare located in north Auburn. A 69-year-old resident reportedly discovered his bank card missing and about $1,300 had been deducted from his account from two Auburn stores. The victim reportedly contacted Placer County Sheriff, and deputies were reportedly able to access and view Sinnott’s shopping spree on store surveillance videos.
Deputies reportedly showed the female suspect’s photo from one of the videos to her employer. Deputies then reportedly interviewed Sinnott when she returned to work; she reportedly cooperated with deputies and was arrested.
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