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United States of America v. Angela Diane Fischer
District of Nevada Federal Courthouses - Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada
Case Number: 3:16-cr-00076-MMD-WGC
Judge: Miranda M. Du
Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Washoe County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Megan Rachow
Defendant's Attorney: Lauren D Gorman - FPD
Description: Reno, NV - Former Retirement Center Business Manager Sentenced To Nearly Three Years In Prison For Stealing More Than $190,000 From Elderly Resident
A former Business Manager for the Reno Valley Retirement Center was sentenced November 13, 2017 to 33 months in prison for stealing from an elderly residentís bank account.
Angela Diane Fischer, 52, of Fernley, Nevada, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Miranda M. Du sentenced Fischer to three years supervised release and ordered her to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $190,231.26.
Fischer admitted that from Dec. 24, 2014 to June 3, 2016, she fraudulently obtained $190,231.26 from an elderly manís bank account for her personal benefit. She changed the password for the manís online banking account, so she could access and set-up automatic payments from his bank account to pay his rent at the Reno Valley Retirement Center. As part of the scheme, she fraudulently sent approximately 37 checks to herself and transferred money from the manís savings account to checking account in order to conceal the money that she was taking without his permission. Furthermore, Fischer continued to withdraw money from the manís account after she was terminated from the Reno Valley Retirement Center in June 2015.
The case was investigated by the Reno Police Department with assistance from the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Rachow prosecuted the case.
For more information about the Department of Justiceís efforts to prevent and combat elder abuse, visit the Elder Justice Initiative website at https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice. If you or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse, call the Victim Connect hotline at 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846).
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to three years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $190,231.26.