A Minden judge had choice words on Tuesday for both a probationer and the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation.
District Judge Tod Young said both defendant Danah C. Cain and the agency had zero credibility with him at a hearing to determine whether Cain had violated her probation more than five years after she’d pleaded guilty to grand larceny
Cain faces a prison sentence if she cannot come up with nearly $5,000 in restitution she was supposed to be paying off as a result of her November 2008 conviction.
Young held his decision on whether Cain was in violation of her probation in abeyance until Jan. 21. There’s a chance someone will come up with the money by then, Young was told.
Cain admitted to taking nearly $6,500 in checks and cash withdrawals from an 82-year-old woman for whom she worked, according a report appearing in The Record-Courier.
The victim’s daughter told investigators her mother suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The younger woman said discrepancies began showing up in the victim’s bank accounts after Cain went to work as her caregiver.
The thefts occurred between May and July, 2008.
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 which 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.