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SUTHERLIN: Police arrest caregiver

A 52-year-old Sutherlin woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of stealing more than $17,000 from an elderly woman under her care, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office said today.

Deputies said they received a tip from that Netta Mackey may have taken advantage of the alleged victim, a 98-year-old Sutherlin resident.

Mackey had been the older woman’s caregiver for six months, deputies said. She allegedly forged and cashed checks worth a total of $17,600 from her client’s bank account.

Mackey was arrested on suspicion of 23 counts of first-degree forgery, 16 counts of a computer crime, one count of first-degree aggravated theft, one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of first-degree criminal mistreatment.

She was being held this morning in Douglas County Jail in lieu of $2.2 million bail.

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