Woman Arrested for Stealing Over $300,000 From Elderly Nursing Home Resident

A woman was arrested last week after accusations that she stole over $300,000 from a 67-year-old nursing home resident. According to investigators, when the victim entered permanent nursing home care in July of 2007, the 65-year-old suspect obtained Power of Attorney. While authorized as her attorney in fact, the woman took control of the victim’s bank account.

She had a new will drawn up for the victim, and named herself as a 50% beneficiary. Police found that the victim's pension and partial pension from her deceased husband were deposited into the account and were not paid to the nursing home, as they should have been. In 2009, the suspect stopped paying for the victim's care at all, and told the nursing home that the woman had run out of money.

Following the suspicious operations of the woman's account, investigators discovered over $300,000 in illegal payments from the account for the benefit of the suspect and her husband. The woman was arrested and charged with theft, with bail set at $300,000. 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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