Caretaker Denied Bail on Charges She Neglected, Abused, and Swindled Clients

A federal judge recently denied the release of a woman charged with stealing more than $200,000 in retirement benefits of a man she allegedly secretly buried after he died in her care in the mid-1990s. The 46-year-old woman was ordered to be held until her July 24 trial. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the woman has been linked to at least three additional suspicious deaths. The woman pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of government funds, aggravated identity theft and making a false statement to a government official. She allegedly had been cashing the man's checks for 16 years. Additionally, the state revoked the woman's adult foster home care provider license in 1994, but she reportedly continued doing adult care on her own.
State adult protective services (APS) records show that at least four elderly men died in the woman’s care. Each death involved men who were elderly and/or ill, but APS received complaints regarding the care of each as well. The caregiver also had herself added as a beneficiary on one of the individuals life insurance policies. There are 23 pages of state senior protective services records regarding the caregiver dating back to 1992 which indicate a pattern of abusing and neglecting clients in her care. 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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