Substantiated Financial Exploitation Complaint Against Fair Oaks Lodge
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, Dated March 1, 2017, it is alleged that a client at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena Minnesota was financially exploited when the Alleged Perpetrator (AP) took three checks from the resident’s checkbook.
Fair Oaks Lodge Cited After Theft From Client
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took three checks from the resident without the permission and used two of the checks to make purchases.
A resident told a facility staff member that a check appeared on the resident’s bank statement that the resident did not write. The check was written at a store for $99.91 The administrator was notified of the fraudulent check and notified the police.
From the resident’s bank statement, the police were able to identify the store where the check was used and contacted the store. The AP was identified on video surveillance in the store. The police further identified that the resident had two additional checks taken.
The AP was interviewed and admitted to taking three checks from the resident. The AP used two of the checks to make purchases. One check was used for purchases in the amount of $99.91. The second check was in the amount of $45.00. The AP stated s/he did not use the third check and threw it away in the garbage.
The police forwarded the case to the prosecuting attorney to be reviewed for potential charges. The facility terminated the AP.
Report Suspected Financial Exploitation – Fair Oaks Lodge
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 toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.