Calaveras Arrest for Elderly Abuse and Identity Theft Charges

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A Calaveras County woman was arrested last week, after authorities received a report from an Angels Camp resident that a check had been stolen from his post office box and cashed at a local bank.  48 year old Louise Walsh of Angels Camp was booked into the Calaveras County Jail, charged with two counts of elder abuse and illegal use of another person’s ID, as well as mail and identity theft. The incident came to light early last week, after a report was filed by the victim, to the Angels Camp Police Department. Officers determined that someone had used the number from a stolen driver’s license to cash the check.  A second victim was identified and confirmed that her driver’s license had been stolen from her purse a few weeks prior to the incident.  Both victims reportedly knew Walsh and had not given her permission to cash the check on their behalf.                                                                                                                            Written by KVGC Staff