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January 21, 2014
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Woman repays $5,000 restitution, avoids prison

A 46-year-old Carson City woman was released from probation Tuesday after she showed up in court with proof she paid $5,000 restitution more than five years after she was accused of grand larceny.

District Judge Tod Young discharged Danah C. Cain from probation, and advised her to repay the person who provided her with the money.

The judge said it wasn’t his role to address her benefactor, but he urged her “not to abuse that person or take advantage of him as you have others.”

Cain faced a prison sentence if she couldn’t come up with the money she was ordered to pay off beginning in 2009.

She pleaded guilty to grand larceny, admitting she took $6,500 in checks and cash from an 82-year-old woman for whom she worked in 2008.

The victim’s daughter told investigators her mother suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She said discrepancies began showing up in the victim’s bank accounts after Cain went to work as her caregiver.

According to reports, Cain told investigators she was traveling between Dayton and Gardnerville and gas mileage ate into her finances. She said she had no child support from her ex-husband and lost her house.

Cain said she began gambling and lost $3,000 that she attempted to repay through the victim’s money.

On Jan 27, 2009, Senior Judge Robert Rose ordered Cain to pay $125 a month in restitution, when he sentenced her to five years probation.

On Tuesday, Cain told Young she had been working for three weeks at a fast-food restaurant.


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