Pearl Harbor Survivor Abused by Caretaker
January 28, 2011
A Pearl Harbor survivor was abused and neglected by an in-home caretaker, police say.
Police charged Milagros Angeles, 63, with false imprisonment, theft, forgery and elder abuse on Thursday after finding Arnold Bauer, a Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, alone in his El Cajon home. There was trash piled in every room, officials said, and his bank account had been drained of thousands of dollars.
A search of Angeles' home uncovered $9,000 that she had allegedly stolen from Bauer by writing herself checks from his account. She is being held on $1 million bail.
Bauer is suffering from dementia and prostate cancer. He is now being cared for at the VA Hospital in San Diego.