Glendale woman charged with caregiver theft from elder

A Glendale woman accused of taking as much as $100,000 from an elderly person for whom she worked as a caregiver was behind bars Wednesday while awaiting a hearing next week to determine if she will have to stand trial on two felony counts.

Sheila May Herbito -- who is also known as Sheila Paguirigan Solis and Sheila May Paguirigan -- is charged with one count each of grand theft from an elder and burglary, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The 42-year-old woman has been jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail since her arrest last week by Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives outside her home.

Herbito allegedly took as much as $100,000 through cash withdrawals and bank checks issued from the alleged victim's account while she worked as a caregiver in La Canada Flintridge between April 2015 and August 2016, according to the sheriff's department.

The alleged thefts were discovered by the elderly person's family and reported to law enforcement, according to the sheriff's department.

She allegedly did not disclose that she has a prior conviction for financial elder abuse, according to the sheriff's department.

Herbito is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom next Wednesday.

Sheriff's detectives are asking that any other possible alleged victims contact Detective Todd Sams or Sgt. Jacqueline Luna with the sheriff's Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau at 562-946-7217.