Raroque Receives Conviction

Elder JusticeCARR previously reported on the Department of Justice proceedings against Wilhemina Aquino-Raroque, 62, and one-time Licensee of three San Diego RCFEs: Golden Age Residential, Happiness Villa and Lakeview  Residential, for multiple charges including theft.  Felony Minutes – Pronouncement of Judgment for Sentencing dated 7 November, 2012 reveal that charges against  Raroque were reduced to misdemeanors from the original two felony counts of grand theft, California Penal Code 487(a).  Presiding Judge K  Michael Kirkman sentenced defendant to 6 days in county jail, and formal probation of 3 years, which will be vacated upon Defendant’s completion of 100 hours of community volunteer work.

Judge Kirkman also required Defendant Raroque to pay restitution to two victims (Tom and Claire Conway) of about $7,100, and a stipulated $1,000 for costs of investigation.  Additional terms of her probation prevent her from being a fiduciary, contacting the victims, working or owning any facility providing board or care to elder or disabled adults. 

This case was prosecuted by Department of Justice, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse's DAG Hardy Gold, and CLS K Conrad.