SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say the caretaker of a 93-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor has been arrested on suspicion of elder abuse after the veteran was found dirty, disoriented and living in filth in his San Diego County home.
The Sheriff’s Department says the caretaker, 63-year-old Milagros Angeles was arrested on Tuesday after deputies sent to check on the veteran’s welfare found the man suffering from dementia and dehydration.
The Los Angeles Times reports the veteran was found sitting in a chair clutching a picture of the ship, the USS Vestal, that he was serving on the day of the Japanese attack.
Deputies say they also discovered that thousands of dollars had been taken from the veteran.
Angeles is being held on $100,000 bail.
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