Social Worker Guilty of Cashing Checks from the Trust Funds of Vulnerable Adults

A social worker was sentenced Wednesday for exploiting vulnerable persons in her care. The 37 year social worker entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit the crime of exploitation of vulnerable persons and five counts of felony exploitation of vulnerable persons.

She admitted that she exploited residents at a senior care center out of several thousand dollars. She told the judge she used her position to have checks written to other co-defendants from the trust funds of the vulnerable adults. She got the others to go along by saying that she needed to spend down their money so they would not lose their medicaid benefits. The proceeds from the checks were then divided between the conspirators.

She has been ordered to serve six years in prison followed by five years of supervised probation. In addition, she is required to pay restitution to the senior care center and the crime victims' compensation fund. She must also testify against the five co-defendants in the case.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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