Nursing Home Employee Withdraws $10,000 from Patient's Bank Account to Pay Her Own Bills

Police have arrested a nursing home employee charged with felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult and felony grant theft. The nursing home marketing director has admitted to stealing $10,000 from a dementia patient at the facility in order to pay her own bills.

The arrest warrant reveals that the woman took the resident out to lunch and then to the resident's bank, where she told the bank clerk that she needed a $10,000 cashier's check from the man's account. The resident was returned to the facility and the employee kept the check. Shortly thereafter the nursing home employee deposited the check into her own account to pay her bills and avoid being evicted.

The patient, who is unable to conduct his own banking, was unable to recall the event. A guardian for the patient discovered and reported the theft after reviewing the man's financial records.  The suspect was arrested but later released after posting the $10,000 bond set by a judge. 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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