Mary Carl Quintinita Cabilataza, 23, of Half Moon Bay pleaded not guilty to theft charges on Friday for allegedly stealing over a two-year period $30,395 from the Three Bells senior home in Montara, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
Cabilataza worked as a caregiver at the senior care center since 2011 and over that time allegedly made 76 electronic transfers from the senior home’s bank account to her personal Capital One account, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
According to a report in the Half Moon Bay Review, the thefts went unnoticed until last week when Three Bells owner Sharolyn Kriger went to the bank to review recent transactions and discovered the unauthorized transfers made by Cabilataza.
Cabilataza was arrested last week on counts of theft and identity theft. She no longer works at the Three Bells.
According to Wagstaffe, Cabilataza wired the money from her personal account to the Philippines.
She was released from custody after posting a $100,000 bail bond and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 18.
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