A former administrator at a Berkeley nursing home has been charged with kidnapping an 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease. The victim was allegedly held for a year in the home of the former administrator, who stole her pension and Social Security checks.
Concepcion "Connie" Pinco Giron, 51, of San Pablo stole more than $50,000 from Carnell Williams and five other elderly patients, authorities said.
The other alleged victims are identified in court records as Lottie McDonald, 97; Doris Polk, 77; Marvin Brown, whose age was unavailable; Jeanne Butterfield, 78; and Joseph Bontempo, 79. All lived at the Berkeley convalescent center.
"This is a shocking case of nursing-home abuse and a gross violation of trust," said state Attorney General Jerry Brown.
Giron was arrested Monday. Alameda County prosecutors have charged her with kidnapping to commit another crime, false imprisonment, elder abuse and six counts of theft from elder or dependent adults by a caretaker. She is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $365,000 bail and is to be arraigned Wednesday.
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