Caregiver Admits to Stealing From Elderly Man in Her Care Just Before His Death

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with theft after she allegedly stole from an elderly man in her care. The caregiver has been charged with theft after she wrote several checks to herself from 78-year-old man's just weeks before his death.

The caregiver was employed by a home care group to assist the elderly man, who resided in an assisted-living facility. The theft was discovered by a family friend reviewing his bank account after the man passed away. The friend found that three checks had been written to the caregiver, two of which had been returned due to insufficient funds. Prosecutors say that a third check for $2,700 cleared and was paid out to the woman.

Confronted by her manager, she admitted to writing the checks. She confessed that she was caught in the moment when she wrote the checks to cover her personal expenses. She has since returned the money. The woman is facing one count of third-degree theft. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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