Brooklyn Center Outreach Home Cited for Financial Exploitation
In a report concluded on December 4, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Brooklyn Center Outreach Home, it is alleged that a client was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s money for his personal use.
Substantiated Neglect For Financial Exploitation At Brooklyn Center Outreach
Based on preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the Alleged Perpetrator (AP) making six fraudulent charges on a client’s Visa gift care between 7/1/15 and 7/30/15. The charges were made at three gas stations and amounted to $59.02. The client resides at the facility and has cognitive deficits and needs assistance with cares and management of his finances.
Review of the incident revealed that on 8/11/15, employee (B) was completing an online audit of the client’s Visa gift card and noticed several charges that appeared to be fraudulent. The facility contacted the three gas stations where the charges were made and obtained video surveillance footage from one of the gas stations (none available from the other two stations). The footage clearly identified the AP using the client’s gift card. The facility interviewed the AP, and the AP confessed that s/he used the client’s gift card and purchased personal items for herself/himself at three gas stations.
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 financial exploitation 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.