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Elder Abuse Suspect Arrest in Auburn

An Auburn women, the victim of elder abuse, reported to the Auburn Police Department that she found at least ten fraudulent accounts on her credit report. The victim said she did not know about the accounts which were credit card accounts and she did not authorize anyone to open the accounts. During the investigation by the Auburn Police Department, they discovered that some of the fraudulent accounts were opened by Sarah O’Neal of Colfax a family member of the victim. The Auburn Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office served a search warrant at Sarah O’Neal’s residence. The search revealed evidence pertaining to the case. After the service of the search warrant, Sarah was re-contacted and she came to the police department to turn herself in on Monday may 21st Sarah was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Placer County Jail for elder abuse. Sarah’s bail was set at $25,000. This is currently an ongoing investigation and information is limited at this time; however, it appears there are numerous other victims. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Auburn Police Department.

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