Theft From Resident at Edina Brookdale Edina Park Plaza
In a report from the MDH dated Jul,y 12, 2016, it was alleged that clients were financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator, took money from clients.
Money Taken at Edina Brookdale, Edina Park Plaza
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took money from a client on more than one occasion totaling approximately $1000.00
This client reported to administrative staff that a large sum of the client’s money was taken and s/he had received cares from the same caregiver on more than one occasion. The facility contacted the police who then interviewed the AP who admitting to taking money from the client.
The client received services from the home care provider including medication set-up, laundry, transportation, and escort services.
The client was interviewed and stated the AP was frequently in his/her apartment. The client stated s/he kept money in the billfold in a dresser drawer and in a safe in his/her closet. The client stated when the AP would put laundry away, the money in the dresser would be missing. The client stated s/he had $1000.00 dollars in the safe and kept the combination on top of the safe. The client stated his/her advocate had checked the safe and found hundreds of dollars were missing.
The police report indicated that the AP admitted to finding the combination of the client’s safe and taking $200.00 to $300.00 at two-three times during 2015 for about $1000-$1100.00. The police forwarded the case to the county attorney and charges had been filed against the AP.
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