Nineteen Arrests Made in Connection With Identity Theft of Nursing Home Residents

Officials in one state have arrested nineteen people as part of operation "Stop the Drop.” According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects allegedly preyed on the elderly and defrauded taxpayers and the IRS of $500,000.

Several of the suspects worked in nursing homes where they would steal patients’ information from their medical files and sell it to other people who would use it to file fraudulent tax returns. The Sheriff says the crimes resulted in nearly 400 identity thefts. The majority of whom were in nursing homes and had no knowledge of the theft. The suspect's face charges including grand theft, fraud and money laundering. 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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