Local woman sentenced in elder abuse case

Tulare County Superior Court Judge James Hollman sentenced 54-year-old Mary Louise Moore of Porterville to five years probation and 270 days in jail for felony elder abuse.

The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that Moore was ordered to pay $18,781 in restitution and is prohibited from having firearms or ammunition and gambling, as she is now considered a convicted felon.

Moore must turn herself in to do her jail time by March 18, said Phil Esbenshada, superivision district attorney.

Moore was arrested in May of 2012 for taking approximately $28,000 from an 87-year-old woman who was in her care. According to police reports, detectives with the Porterville Police Department were contacted by the Tulare County Adult Protective Services alleging financial abuse that had been occurring since 2010.

The crime took place at an assisted living home in the 500 block of West Kanai Avenue, where Moore worked as a caregiver.

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Local woman sentenced in elder abuse case


2 Responses to “Local woman sentenced in elder abuse case”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Why can't the feds step in here on the basis of Social Security benefits under their control and prevent these types of thefts?Also, the facility should be made responsible; not just the thief.

  2. StandUp Says:

    I am always glad to see resitution as part of the punishment.

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