On May 19, 2022, after a day of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Anthony Quinnine of three felony counts including theft from an elder and extortion.
The 65-year-old victim, paralyzed from the waist down and wheelchair bound, asked the Defendant to be his caretaker in 2018. The victim had been married to the Defendant’s aunt, who passed away in 2017. When the victim’s wife passed, she left $2 million in assets to the victim. In May 2019, the intoxicated Defendant charged into the victim’s room demanding some of his late aunt’s assets. The Defendant threatened the victim, who wrote the Defendant a check for $700,000. Three weeks later, the Defendant demanded more money. When the victim refused, the defendant beat him. In June 2019 the victim hired a new caregiver, and after a few months felt able to report the crime to the police.
A significant investigation including assistance from Det. Tommy Yip of the Daly City Police Department and District Attorney’s Office Inspector Andrea Higgens enabled the District Attorney’s Office to freeze the Defendant’s bank account, preserving at least $500,000 for the victim.
The prosecutor was Jennifer Frost, and the Investigating officer for the trial was Detective Robert McCarthy (Daly City Police Department.)