The preliminary hearing setting for Kathryn “Katie” Davis, president of the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, originally scheduled for Aug. 10, has been continued to Aug. 29 for further negotiation of a potential settlement, according to John Baker, lead prosecutor for the district attorney’s office.
Davis, 54, was arrested June 23 for allegedly swindling as much as $50,000 from Bill Youngs, 90, who volunteered at the center. She has been charged with felony financial elder abuse.
Since the arrest, Davis has continued with her volunteer position at the center, and refuses to comment. Numerous letters of support have been written for Davis by seniors who visit the center on a regular basis, and many have praised her tireless efforts to improve the facility.
The Sierra Senior Center has been serving residents of the Mountain Area since its grand opening in August, 1987. Instrumental in establishing the center were Bea Alexander-Tyler and Jewel Scott.