Director Pleads No Contest in Exploitation

A former director at an assisted living center is pleads no contest in allegations of using a patient’s debit card while at several casinos. The director gained access to the patient’s account because the patient had dementia and could not properly manage her finances.

The fraud was not discovered until the director left position and the replacement found errors in bank statements and accounting records. According to company policy, employees are not permitted to handle the financial matters of clients.

The fraud was concealed for a while because patients are periodically taken on trips to casinos but some of these transactions were conducted on days that did not involve social outings. The numerous transactions from the patient’s account let to overdraft. 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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