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Zephyr Cove woman’s sentencing continued

Amy Alonzo

The sentencing of a Zephyr Cove woman seeking a guilty plea agreement on theft and fraud charges was continued.

Karen R. Chapon, 47, is facing felony charges of insurance fraud, mortgage lending fraud and theft.

From December 2012 to November 2014 Chapon submitted travel insurance claims for reimbursement, alleging the death of family members. Chapon used forged death certificates.

In late 2015 she secured a loan for $180,000 against a Zephyr Cove property she had no ownership rights to. She is also facing theft charges for the incidents.

In other Douglas County court news:

The trial of a California man accused of sexually assaulting a minor was pushed back seven months so more evidence can be gathered.

Eric M. Jarvis, 20, of Granite Bay, is accused of molesting a minor. According to court documents, Jarvis, the victim — also of California — and several other people were watching fireworks on a boat on Lake Tahoe for the Fourth of July when the alleged incident occurred. Jarvis reportedly had been drinking.

Jarvis was 18 at the time; the victim was 15.

His trial, which was set for early March, was moved to October.

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