Senior Care Woodbury Cited After Employee Theft from Resident

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 19th May 2016

Theft of Resident Funds at Senior Care Woodbury

Theft of Resident Funds at Senior Care Woodbury

Staff Steals From Resident at Senior Care Woodbury

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health dated April 25, 2016, it is alleged that a client was financially exploited when two staff, alleged perpetrators (AP) #1 and AP #2 took the client’s money for his/her own personal use.

Senior Care Woodbury Cited by MDH After Theft of Resident Funds

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation did not occur when alleged perpetrator (AP) #1 took $10.00 from the client on two occasions.  It could be substantiated that AP #2 took money from the client.

The client received services from the comprehensive home care provider for activities of daily living medication administration, housekeeping, and laundry.

Document review and interviews revealed the comprehensive home care provider was notified by a family member that AP #1 and AP #2 were observed on video with the client’s purse, removing unidentified items, and placing their hands in their pockets on three separate occasions.  The family member indicated the client had been missing small denominations of money such as ones, fives and tens, and twenty dollar bills on multiple occasions over several months.  The family member also shared the information with police.

A police report indicated AP #1 admitted to taking $10.00 from the client on two separate occasions and AP #2 denied taking money from the client.  The police officer issued misdemeanor citations for theft to both AP’s and referred the case to the county attorney’s office for prosecution.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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