Couple to be jailed for elder abuse

A married couple who admitted to bilking a one-legged, bedridden 80-year-old woman out of thousands of dollars was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and three years of probation. Rodelio Flores, 39, and his wife, Marichu Flores, 35, were the Daly City woman’s caretakers, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Prosecutors alleged that the pair stole checks and took several of her credit cards. Their scam was discovered, according to Wagstaffe, when Rodelio Flores was arrested Aug. 27 for an alleged check fraud involving another victim, and the woman’s credit cards were found in his possession. The couple pleaded no contest to forgery and embezzlement by a caretaker/elder abuse on Sept. 6 on the condition of no state prison time and no more than a year in county jail.

Rodelio Flores has remained in custody, while Marichu spent only four days in jail before posting bail. Marichu will begin to serve her sentence Nov. 24.

tbarak@examiner.com

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