A former Carmel woman was sent to prison for a 90-day evaluation to determine if she should be sentenced to a longer term for bilking her elderly mother out of $300,000 worth cash and property and abandoning her.
Lisa MacAdams, 53, was remanded into custody by Judge Terrance Duncan. Prison officials and psychiatrists will recommend whether she should be sentenced to prison or probation and jail time.
MacAdams and her daughter, Christi Schoenbachler, the victim's 30-year-old granddaughter, were convicted in a nonjury trial before Judge Terrance Duncan in November. Schoenbachler will be sentenced Jan. 29. The women could be sentenced to more than four years in prison.
In 2002, the 72-year-old victim moved with MacAdams to Carmel to be near Schoenbachler, who was part-owner of a Pacific Grove Pilates studio. The victim had money from the sale of her mobile home, an annuity worth $90,000, furniture, art and jewelry worth up to $200,000. Two years later, it was gone and she was abandoned at a local nursing home.
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