Yerington woman enters no contest plea in felony elder exploitation case
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced former Financial Horizons Credit Union employee Daylene Tibbals, 29, of Yerington, entered a no contest plea this week on one felony count of the fraudulent use of a credit card. At a hearing before Lyon County District Court Judge Leon Aberasturi, Tibbals admitted she entered a no contest plea to avoid potentially being found guilty of more serious charges involving the misuse of her grandmother’s life savings.
“This office is an active participant in the Nevada Elder Abuse Task Force, and works to ensure that all Nevadans are protected and healthy in their homes, whatever their age and living arrangements,” said Laxalt. “We will continue to protect the most vulnerable in society by safeguarding seniors in our community through the investigation and prosecution of those who seek to defraud or abuse Nevada’s elderly population.”
Tibbals is scheduled to be sentenced on April 20 and faces a potential sentence of up to four years in state prison or probation. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea at the time of sentencing.
The case was prosecuted by Jamie Resch, Senior Deputy Attorney General of the Special Prosecutions Division.