Douglas County woman guilty in elder exploitation case | NevadaAppeal.com

Douglas County woman guilty in elder exploitation case

Nevada Appeal staff report

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Tuesday that Sheri Hines, 49, pleaded guilty to embezzlement in the amount of $3,500 or more, a category "B" felony. Her guilty plea follows an arrest on Aug. 17 in Douglas County for her role in an elder exploitation case. The acts were allegedly committed between January 2017 and June 2017.

Hines allegedly used a debit card entrusted to her for providing for the care of her mother. The elderly victim suffered a loss of more than $5,000.

The crime of embezzlement of $3,500 or more is a felony punishable by one to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $10,000. Hines is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 20 in the Ninth Judicial District Court.

This case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General's Financial Fraud Unit.