All that for a used car and some video games. Stupid.
Two 22-year-old Peninsula residents were sentenced to jail and probation for stealing an elderly woman’s identification and using it to open credit accounts with which they purchased video games and other entertainment items.
According to prosecutor Jeannine Pacioni, the victim was an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer. Amanda Spears of Pacific Grove used the woman’s identification to get credit cards and access her financial accounts. She also forged and cashed checks from the Robert H. Down Parent Association.
Theodore Lopez of Pebble Beach pleaded guilty to elder abuse for conspiring with Spears to use the 85-year-old victim’s stolen identification. Both were placed on probation. Spears was ordered to serve 340 days in county jail. Lopez was sentenced to 240 days.