HONOLULU (KHNL) - An Oahu caregiver has pleaded guilty to first-degree theft for stealing $220,000 from an elderly woman.
Cora Dela Rosa initially claimed the money was a gift from Marjorie Carr. But she's now admitted she took it without permission.
She was tried in February. But a mistrial was declared because the jury was deadlocked.
Prosecutors say between April 2004 and March 2005, Dela Rosa cashed a $220,264 cashier's check that was made to Carr.
Dela Rosa had cared for Carr at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Home for seven months before the elderly woman moved to Mexico.