Nursing Home Employee Charged with Using Elderly Resident's Credit Card Account

A woman was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing at least $29,000 from an elderly nursing home resident. According to police, the woman worked at the nursing home, where she befriended the man, getting power of attorney and control of his bank accounts. The 31-year-old admissions office employee was charged with theft of entrusted funds, theft by deception and multiple counts of theft by credit card, police said.

The woman allegedly opened credit card accounts in the 82-year-old man's name. She then paid the credit card bills with money from the victim’s bank account. After a week long police investigation, the woman was arrested at the nursing home. Police were tipped off by a friend of the victim who had recently become the man's attorney in fact. Police have not yet determined the total amount of money stolen but they know that it was at least $29,000. 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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