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Arraignment Date Set for Woman Accused of Senior Care Fraud

Novato resident is suspected of defrauding more than $40,000 from an 80-year-old woman at a 49-bed assisted-living facility in Mill Valley.

The manager of an assisted-living facility in Mill Valley who was  of a resident is scheduled to be arraigned in Marin County Superior Court on Christmas Eve.

Marianita Capra, 49, of Novato, posted bail and was released from the Marin County Jail. 

Mill Valley police have released more information about the alleged crimes.

Marianita is suspected of defrauding more than $40,000 from an 80-year-old female resident of the 49-bed Marin Terrace assisted-living facility at 297 Miller Ave. during the last several months, Detective Sgt. Paul Wrapp said.

She allegedly stole the elderly woman's identity, applied and received credit cards in her name and bought retail goods and personal and home items, Wrapp said. The woman has been living at Marin Terrace for about six months.

Most of the allegedly stolen money was spent, Wrapp said. Police have identified one victim so far and are determining whether there are other victims.

Wrapp said Capra managed the facility but did not own it and has worked there for four years.

A man who answered the phone at the facility today said Capra was no longer working there.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wrapp or Detective David Kollerer at (415) 389-4100.

— Bay City News Service

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