By CBSLA Staff

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (CBSLA) — A Hawthorne woman faces charges of elder abuse for allegedly using the accounts of an elderly woman living at the Fountain Valley retirement where she was working at the time.

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Monica Krebs, 48, was arrested Wednesday, according to Fountain Valley police. Jail records show she is no longer in custody.

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Krebs was arrested as the result of an investigation into the Wells Fargo account of a 79-year-old woman suffering from severe dementia. Investigators believe Krebs charged about $2,000 in unauthorized purchases over several weeks in 2019, police officials said.

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Fountain Valley police say the elderly woman was a resident of the Seaside Terrace Retirement Community, where Krebs was employed at the time.

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Anyone who believes they may also be a victim of Krebs can contact Fountain Valley police at (714) 593-4485.