Woman sentenced for financial exploitation of elder

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that Carol Nanas, 62, of Reno, was sentenced today in a case of financial exploitation of an elder.

Masto says the investigation showed that Nanas withdrew money from the resident's account, gambled some of the money and sent some of the money to a sick relative in the Philippines.

Nanas admitted to taking the money.

According to Masto, Nanas entered a plea of no contest and was convicted of a misdemeanor offense of exploitation of an older person. Justice of the Peace Patricia Lynch sentenced Nanas to time served of 13 days jail and ordered Nanas to repay $2,000 in restitution and costs.