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Ex-Marin Terrace Manager Charged with 10 Felony Counts

Marianita Capra, 49, of Novato has been charged with identity theft, theft from an elder adult and commercial burglary. If convicted, she could face up to 11 years and eight months in prison.

The former manager of Marin Terrace was charged with 10 felony counts following her Dec. 5 arrest for suspicion of fraud, identity theft and financial elder abuse from a resident at the 297 Miller Ave. assisted living facility.

Marianita Capra, 49, of Novato, is suspected of defrauding an 80-year-old woman who has been living at Marin Terrace for about six months. She allegedly stole the elderly woman's identity, applied and received credit cards in her name and bought retail goods and personal and home items, said Mill Valley Police Detective Sgt. Paul Wrapp. Most of the allegedly stolen money was spent, he said.

Capra has been charged with three counts of identity theft, three counts of theft exceeding $65,000 from an elder adult, and four counts of commercial burglary, said Deputy District Attorney Andrea Buccine. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in prison, Buccine said.

Capra is free on bail after posting a bond for $60,000 on Dec. 17, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Marin County Superior Court at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve. 

Police have identified just the one victim so far, and are conducting an investigating to determine if there are more at the 49-bed facility. 

Capra, who worked at Marin Terrace since 2008, has been fired, along with all her family members which included her husband who worked there as a chef, said the new director, who declined to give her name.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wrapp or Detective David Kollerer at (415) 389-4100.

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