The Santa Barbara Police Department released a photo Thursday of a Santa Barbara woman wanted in connection with suspected financial elder abuse and embezzlement.
Sylvia Arlene Espinoza, 51, is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and 180 pounds, according to Sgt. Riley Harwood.
He said an investigation revealed that at least $40,000 was embezzled over the course of 2½ years from a 70-year-old victim who suffers from multiple sclerosis and cognitive deficiencies.
Anyone with knowledge of Espinoza’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Kristin Shamordola at 805.897.2328 or email@example.com, or call anonymously to 805.897.2386. Anyone who encounters Espinoza is asked to call 9-1-1.