Home Health Worker Allegedly Stole Over Half of A Million Dollars from Elderly Cleint

After his father died six years ago, one man and his siblings sat down with their elderly mother to plan out her finances. the woman's children were confident that she would be able to continue living in her home and afford any care that she may need. The family hired a woman as a home health aide who the family now accuses of stealing more than half a million dollars since 2006 from the 82-year-old woman.

The home health aide pleaded not guilty this week to a charge of second-degree larceny, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The woman's son said he became aware something was askew with his mother's finances about three weeks ago, when she was hospitalized with a broken arm. He said he and his sister inquired about her accounts to the home health aide, who helped pay her bills, but the aide acted suspicious. When the woman's daughter went to the bank and got her account statements, She saw that every check in her mother's checkbook was written to the home health aide.

The aide also accumulated high balances on two credit cards in the elderly woman's name. According to investigators, the total of the thefts is $513,476.06. Meanwhile, the woman's household bills haven't been paid in months, and the family fears she will not be able to return home after her hospitalization. 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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