A 69-year-old Ketchikan man and a 62-year old Ketchikan woman have been charged with theft for allegedly stealing from a local senior.
According to the Ketchikan Police Department, officers received a report in early January that a senior was missing money from his bank account. The man told them that the money had been taken by his nephew, Norman Arriola, while accompanying the senior for medical care in Washington state.
Ketchikan police report that they interviewed Arriola, and say he admitted to using the victim’s debit card to take money from the account. Arriola was served a summons charging him with second-degree theft, a class-C felony. According to online court records, he is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 4th
During the investigation, police report that they also discovered the same victim was missing a large coin collection, valued at approximately $4,300. Margaret Edais-Yeltatzie, age 62, who police say had been going to the senior’s home to assist him, was served a summons charging her with second-degree theft. Online court records show she is scheduled to be arraigned on that felony charge on Feb. 3rd.