Press ReleaseFriday, October 7, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Elder Abuse Suspect Arrested; Additional Victims Sought
On October 5, 2022, Turlock Police Department Detectives arrested Modesto resident Catrina Moreno, 42 years-old, for financial elder abuse after an investigation that began on September 2, 2022.
The elderly victim in this case met Moreno on a website she used to find a maid service. Moreno and the victim agreed upon a price to clean her home and Moreno began her work on August 24, 2022, at the victim’s home in Turlock.
On August 28, 2022, the victim discovered multiple jewelry items missing and confirmed with the initial responding officers, Moreno had been the only other person in her home since the cleaning on August 24, 2022. The stolen jewelry’s estimated value was over
Detectives were able to access a Department of Justice website, which tracks items that have been sold or pawned, and were able to find jewelry Moreno had recently sold. Several of stolen jewelry items were located and confirmed to belong to the elderly victim. In addition to stolen jewelry, Moreno sold other valuable property to several second hand dealers, which did not belong the elderly victim.
It is the belief of the Turlock Police Department, there are other individuals out there that have been victimized by Moreno. The investigation has indicated Moreno was operating an unlicensed cleaning business in Turlock and surrounding communities.
Detective Matthew Ulrich said, “If you have been a victim of theft from your residence and have hired Moreno or Maid2Clean services, please contact your local law enforcement agency. It is possible Moreno intentionally targeted elderly clients.”
Moreno was booked Wednesday afternoon at the Stanislaus County Jail of charges of grand theft, obtaining money by false pretenses and financial elder abuse.
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective Matthew Ulrich at (209) 668-6570. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at
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