Axis on Belmont Roseville Complaint Findings for Financial Exploitation
In a report concluded on July 29, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Axis on Belmont Roseville for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that three clients were financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) withdrew funds from the three client’s bank accounts for the AP’s personal use.
Substantiated Complaint Against Axis on Belmont Roseville
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation did occur in connection with the AP withdrawing funds from the bank accounts of client#1, #2 and #3 for the AP’s personal use from 12/23/13 to 3/11/14. The AP was the only employee at the facility that had access to the client’s financial accounts and was a signer on the accounts. The facility was unable to locate the cash, receipts or items equal to the withdrawals and there was not an explanation for how the clients’ funds were used.
Three police reports pertaining to the alleged financial exploitation of the three client by the AP were reviewed. Copies of bank statements and six withdrawal slips were reviewed. The AP’s signature and driver’s license number (used as verification of her identity) appeared on the six withdrawal slips.
The AP was terminated from the facility on May 14, 2014 related to ongoing performance issues. The facility became aware of the six withdrawals following the AP’s termination.
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If you have concerns about financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse and neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-904 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.