Fairfield woman accused of fraud against senior

By From page A4 | February 03, 2013

VACAVILLE — Police arrested a Fairfield woman Friday for allegedly committing fraud against an elderly woman more than 50 times during the past three months, according to a Vacaville police press release.

Police said Erlinda Carpio Ignacio, 52, of Fairfield, was a caretaker for a hospice patient while working for Genuine Home Companion.

During the investigation, police allegedly discovered that Ignacio had fraudulently accessed the victim’s account 55 times and removed funds without permission. Police said Ignacio had prior arrests and convictions for check fraud, narcotics, possessing stolen property and burglary.

Ignacio was arrested on suspicion of 55 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, commercial burglary, elder abuse, identity theft and grand theft, according to police. All of the charges are felonies. She was booked into Solano County jail where her bail was set at $308,333.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Officer Debi Lopez at 449-5200.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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