Caregiver Carlota Garcia accused of taking elderly woman’s money

Carlota Garcia charged with exploitation of the elderly

Author: Katrina Webber, Reporter, kwebber@ksat.com
Published On: Oct 12 2012 08:08:33 AM CDT
Carlota Garcia
SAN ANTONIO -

Carlota Garcia, 49, who was hired to care for an elderly woman is accused of taking that woman’s money.

Garcia was arrested Thursday on charges of exploitation of the elderly and misappropriation of fiduciary property involving the elderly.

An 86-year-old woman filed a report with San Antonio police claiming that Garcia, her caregiver, had taken money from her bank account without her permission, an arrest warrant affidavit stated.

The woman told police she had put Garcia as an emergency contact on her account, but Garcia used her ATM card to withdraw money without her permission, the affidavit stated.

Garcia told investigators the woman was with her every time she made any withdrawals.

A warrant was issued for Garcia’s arrest Thursday and she was taken into custody.

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