Caregiver gets 10-year prison sentence for stealing from elderly woman

Susan Chin

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It will be 10 years in prison for a former caregiver who swiped hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly patient.

Susan Chin was sentenced in state court on Thursday for selling 85-year-old Katherine Ganeko’s family home for more than $630,000 and keeping most of the profit for herself.

In April, Chin was found guilty of theft and money laundering.

Ganeko was in court for the sentencing.

“Yeah, the past few years was difficult. I went through a lot. Especially when she said that she was going to take care of me,” Ganeko said. “Yes, we’re very pleased with the court’s sentence. We think that this sort of sentence will send a strong message to others who would contemplate targeting vulnerable seniors for fraud.”

“Well, I think under circumstances of this case, in particular, is unjustified. Mrs. Chin had no prior history whatsoever,” defense attorney William Harrison said.

The judge ordered Chin into custody to immediately begin serving her prison sentence.

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