Monday, April 10, 2017

Palermo woman arrested for elder abuse in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - A Palermo woman was arrested March 15 for elder abuse and other charges after evidence was found in her home linking her to two different financial exploitation's of elderly residents.

In December 2016, Chico Police Officer Marcelo Escobedo responded to a report of the financial exploitation of a disabled elderly Chico resident. The victim's son suspected a former caregiver, Deidra Plaster-Egger, 33, of stealing his father's wallet and making numerous charges at businesses in the Chico and Oroville areas.

Officer Escobedo was able to retrieve surveillance video from multiple businesses showing Plaster-Egger using the victim's credit cards.

The case was subsequently assigned to the Chico Police Departments Detective Bureau. In March 2017, detectives obtained information that Plaster-Egger was staying in a home on Country Club Road in Palermo. A warrant was issued for Plaster-Egger's arrest.

On March 15, detectives from the Chico Police Department and the Butte County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle driven by Plaster-Egger. Plaster-Egger was arrested without incident.

A search warrant was served at the home on Country Club Road where evidence was recovered linking Plaster-Egger to the Chico case. Police said additional evidence related to the financial exploitation of a second elderly victim was also located at the home.

Plaster-Egger was booked into the Butte County Jail for elder abuse, residential burglary, identity theft, and commercial burglary. She is being held on $290,000 bail. 

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Palermo woman arrested for elder abuse in Chico

1 comment:

Mary said...

It seems like this crime is growing!