HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 30, 2022, Jobee Rene McCann pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated theft, one count of aggravated identity theft, two counts of identity theft, and two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment. The defendant was then sentenced to 66 months in prison by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Eric Butterfield. Deputy District Attorney Bryce Bissinger prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

In early 2021, the defendant was hired to become an in-home caretaker. She was assigned to work for a 93-year-old woman who suffers from dementia. At some point during this employment, the defendant stole multiple pieces of personal identification from the victim. This theft was not discovered until February of 2022 when officers conducted a search warrant on Ms. McCann’s home and located the stolen items. 

In May of 2021, the defendant was assigned to work for a second elderly woman who was housebound. A short time after that assignment began, a family member living in the home called police to report that the defendant had stolen her jacket which contained her wallet with various forms of identification and credit cards. The theft was captured on home surveillance footage. The defendant was fired from her job when her employers learned of these actions. Two days later, the defendant went to the family member’s place of business dressed in a disguise and returned the stolen jacket. 

During this same time period, the defendant was also assigned to care for a 70-year-old woman. The defendant convinced the victim to keep her on as a private caretaker after she was fired from her job. The defendant worked a nightshift and had access to the entire home, including an office containing sensitive financial information. She gained access to the victim’s phone account and used it to pose as the woman. The defendant used the victim’s personal information in repeated attempts to transfer thousands of dollars into her own personal account. 

She also contacted a local dentist, posed as the victim, and scheduled a $60,000 surgery to fix her teeth. Ms. McCann successfully transferred that amount from the victim’s account to the dental office. At one point, the defendant called the dental office from her own phone rather than the victim’s line. Office employees noticed the caller ID belonged to Ms. McCann and not the victim. They searched her name online and learned her true identity. They then alerted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and returned the money to the victim’s account. 

After repeated attempts to locate the defendant, sheriff’s deputies arrested her on February 16, 2022. A search of her home turned up the personal identification of more than 20 victims. While in custody at the Washington County Jail, the defendant called an associate and asked him to bail her out using credit cards belonging to other people. This person eventually reported these requests to law enforcement.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their work on this case. 

Ms. McCann will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving her sentence. In addition to her prison sentence, Judge Butterfield also ordered the defendant to pay restitution and barred her from any contact with her victims upon her release. 

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Stephen Mayer
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April 05, 2022