Incident Date: 8/17/21
Case Number: 18-4581
Posted by: Media Relations
In April of 2018, TCSO Deputies were called to a home in Lindsay for a report of Elder Abuse. It had been reported that the suspect, 60-year-old Loretta (Lori) Gomez, was taking financial advantage of a 98-year-old neighbor, claiming to be assisting him and taking care of him.
After much investigation, it was determined through financial records, that Gomez had stolen about $12,000 from the victim. Most of the transactions were done using the victim’s debit card and some checks.
The case was submitted to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office in January 2021 for charges to be filed on Gomez.
A felony warrant for Gomez’s arrest was issued on March 23, 2021, with a bail amount of $50,000 for the charges of Elder Abuse, Theft by Credit/Debit Card, Identity Theft, and Grand Theft.
Just before 8:30 a.m. on 8/17/21, Deputies arrived at Gomez’s home with the warrant for her arrest in hand. She detained without incident. Gomez was booked at the Tulare South County Detention Facility and is being held on $50,000 bail.
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy R. Vigil, Detective B. McLean or Sgt. S. O’Neill at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org