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Daisy Yolanda Ramirez of Salinas a caregiver sentenced to a year in jail for elder abuse

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A caregiver last week was sentenced to a year in jail for elder abuse, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Daisy Yolanda Ramirez, 42, of Salinas, was ordered Tuesday to serve 365 days in county jail and five years’ probation for felony elder abuse by neglect under circumstances likely to result in great bodily injury or death and felony counts for filing false income tax returns and making false representations to obtain unemployment monies.

Prosecutors said she will also have to pay restitution of $45,157 and $39,245 to the state Franchise Tax Board and the Employment Development Department. Prosecutors said Ramirez, beginning in 2009, was the caregiver of the elderly victim.

During that time, the Monterey police and fire departments were called to aid the victim numerous times and eventually determined Ramirez was responsible for extreme neglect. Prosecutors also said Ramirez failed to lawfully report more than $199,000 in earnings as a caregiver on her state tax returns and collected unemployment benefits while she was employed.

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