Solano County arrest follows alleged $34,000 theft

By From page A3 | April 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A 34-year-old transient was arrested in Solano County on a warrant obtained by a police department in San Mateo County for alleged financial abuse of a 71-year-old woman involving the withdrawal of $34,000 from her bank account.

The suspect, Samuel Bustos, moved last August with his girlfriend into the victim’s Belmont residence as caretakers. In early March, the 71-year-old woman reported to police that funds were missing from her bank.

Detectives suspect that Bustos withdrew $34,000 between October 2013 and February, Belmont police said.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bustos on Saturday based on the warrant on suspicion of grand theft, identity theft and elder abuse.

Bustos is in the San Mateo County jail. No charges have been filed against his girlfriend, police said.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Skeptic ScroogeApril 24, 2014 - 1:16 am

    Homeless criminal.

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  • no noApril 24, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    It's a damn shame anyone would take advantage of an elderly person! Where is the respect anymore for anyone!? God, makes me sick... have you ever been driving and some thug walks in front of your, then takes their happy time step by step while they are either looking at you dumb or looking at their phone, then you-like, "whats your problem?" Ummmmm I am trying drive! Its like they are trying to intimidate you by walking in front of your vehicle knowing they are walking slow on purpose because they think they are somebody! YOU ARENT! I am driving to work, where you walking to???!!UGH people just make me sick nowadays, no common respect...people don't take anyone else into consideration just themselves.

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  • JournalistFaithApril 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Enlightening, thought-provoking, eye-opening commentary. Unnecessary, embarassing meltdowns should be reserved for the pros - not local news. Please, dont hesitate to contribute with a little less vehemence/hate and the world just might not suck so bad. Sorry for whatever happened to you. It's not the worst thing in the world....leave earlier ...just kidding!

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