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Local senior center president charged with elderly abuse

An Oakhurst woman is facing charges of felony elder abuse.

According to Madera County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Ward, Kathryn “Katie” Davis, who is president of the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, was arrested Thursday after a month-long investigation found that she had bilked around $20,000 from an elderly man she reportedly knew from work. The investigation was conducted by the sheriff’s office and the Madera County District Attorney’s Office.

“We will aggressively prosecute any elder abuse that occurs within Madera County,” District Attorney David A. Linn told Gina Clugston of Sierra News Online, “whether by residents or those outside the county — anyone who is attempting to take advantage of our seniors.”

Clugston reported that Davis was released on a $50,000 bond, and her arraignment is expected within the next 30 days...


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