An employee of a Yucaipa retirement home east of Redlands was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft, fraudulent use of an access card, burglary and elder abuse, deputies said Thursday in a news release.
The alleged victim was living at Golden Oaks Retirement Community, 33398 Oak Glen Road, when her credit card was stolen and used at several locations, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Yucaipa deputies went to Golden Oaks on Monday Aug. 20.
The suspect, Laura Fernandez, 20, of San Bernardino, was employed as a care giver at Golden Oaks, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Deputies from the Yucaipa Multi Enforcement Team located and arrested Fernandez at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Starbucks on Yucaipa Boulevard, according to inmate records.
Fernandez was booked at Central Detention Center for theft, fraudulent use of an access card, burglary and elder abuse, and she was released at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday, according to inmate records.
"Investigators believe there may be additional victims who resided at the Golden Oaks Retirement Community and were cared for by Fernandez," Yucaipa Station personnel said. "The victims may be unaware their credit cards or check books are missing."
Anyone with more information was urged to call Deputies Eversole or Rice at the Yucaipa Station, (909) 790-3105.