Caretaker Fraud Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On July 30, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a fraud investigation in Rescue.  The caller had found multiple fraudulent checks made out to a caretaker they had hired for their elderly parent. EDSO deputies and detectives worked together and found that the caretaker, identified as Terry Whitcomb, had written numerous fraudulent checks for thousands of dollars. Whitcomb was interviewed and subsequently arrested.  A search was conducted at Whitcomb’s residence and over $5,000 was recovered.

Whitcomb was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for charges of identity theft and Elder abuse.