Police arrested a Baker City woman on charges that she stole more than $60,000 from a 98-year-old woman who is a memory care patient at Settler’s Park.

Baker City Police Lt. Ty Duby said Dalene Davis, 61, of 1425 Auburn Ave., was arrested Thursday on a secret indictment charging her with six counts each of first-degree aggravated theft and first-degree criminal mistreatment involving Lydia Chancy. Davis was taken to the Baker County Jail where she was processed and released because of COVID-19 restrictions, Duby stated in a press release.

He said the investigation of the crimes began in June of 2019. Davis is accused of taking money from Chancy after befriending her and gaining access to her financial accounts.

The Oregon Department of Justice Elder Abuse Division and the Baker Branch of Adult Protective Services assisted with the investigation.

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