Family Says Caregiver Abused Elderly Woman; Installed Stripper Pole, Pool And Urinal In Home
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FAIR OAKS (CBS13) – She was trusted and paid to look after an elderly woman. But now there are new caretaker concerns after what that woman’s family says they found inside her home.
“She had a stripper pole right here,” Jayne Ramsey said on what was inside the home were accused abuser Naquita Trotter looked after Ramsey’s great aunt, Daisy Goering.
Ramsey, her sister and mother are nieces of the 92-year-old Goering. Ramsey says the backyard is filled obvious signs of abuse.
“She was pretty much brain-washed by her and it’s taken years,” Ramsey said.
Trotter was sentenced to 56 days in the Sacramento County Jail after pleading no contest in 2008 to charges of elder abuse and impersonating a nursing assistant.
That patient died under her care. Trotter never showed up for sentencing and was cited twice for failure to appear in 2009 before finally being arrested last month.
“She’s a really scary person,” said Susie Dilley, another of Goering’s nieces.
Not knowing Trotter was still on the run and posing as a certified caregiver, Daisy’s family trusted her to take care of her. Daisy suffers from dementia.
Her nieces live in Indiana and came out to check on Daisy this summer.
“We did not have a clue that things were this bad,” Dilley said.
For seven years they say Trotter took over Doering’s house and banks accounts.
“It’s been really terrible,” Dilley said.
They say under Trotter’s supervision, a swimming pool, entertainment lounge and odd things like an outhouse with a urinal were built.
“And with the stripper pole on the deck,” great niece Susie Hatfield said. “Who puts that in for a 92-year-old woman?”
Daisy lives right down the street from where Trotter’s son Moses is accused of killing a 79-year-old woman last month in what deputies are calling a random, vicious attack.
“How cruel is that?” Dilley asked.
Moses Trotter reportedly tried to get into Daisy’s house to see his mother on the night of the killing.
Daisy’s nieces are now concerned Trotter may return. She bailed out Monday morning.
“But I’ll tell you if I see her around here, I’m calling the sheriff immediately,” Dilley said.
The women say they’re going to stay to make sure Daisy stays safe.