Ask Joe: What happened to woman who stole elderly man's life savings?
From the Ask Joe file, we are following up on a case we've been covering for almost a year now.
Tony wrote in to ask if the woman who stole the elderly man's life savings from a Reno retirement home was ever sentenced.
Here's what I found out:
This is really a tragic case. Bobby Flood was living at the Reno Valley Assisted Living Center when he had $190,000 stolen from his bank accounts.
Angela Fisher was arrested by Reno Police on 39 different charges, but the case was then transferred to the U.S. Attorney's office where the charges were reduced to one count of mail fraud.
Fisher pleaded guilty and sentencing was set for October 16, but when I checked with the court I was told sentencing has been pushed back until November 13 at 9 a.m.
Trisha Young at the U.S. Attorney's office says the defense asked for the delay and the judge granted it.
Fisher faces up to 20 years in prison on the mail fraud charge. So we'll follow up later this month to let you know what sentence she receives.
It's worth noting that in the federal system there is no specific charge for elder enhancement. So when the case was transferred to the U.S. Attorney's office that was one of the charges that was dropped, even though Bobby Flood was 83 when this happened.