Colfax woman arrested on elder abuse charges

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A Colfax woman turned herself into the Auburn Police Department Monday on charges of elder abuse. 

On April 17 a victim reported to the Auburn Police Department that she found at least 10 fraudulent accounts on her credit report. The victim said she did not know about the accounts previously and said she did not authorize anyone to open them.

During the investigation, the Auburn Police Department found that Sarah Ellen O'Neal of Colfax had her name on some of the fraudulent accounts, according to a press release from the Auburn Police Department Monday evening.

The Auburn Police Department, Placer County Sheriff's Office and the Nevada County District Attorney's Office served a search warrant at O'Neal's residence. This search revealed more evidence pertaining to the case. After the service of the search warrant, O'Neal was re-contacted and she came to the Auburn Police Department to turn herself Monday.

O'Neal was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Placer County Jail for elder abuse. She is currently out of custody on $25,000 bail.