Good Samaritan Society Arlington Cited For Financial Exploitation
In a report dated, May 10, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a resident at Good Samaritan Society Arlington was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) used the resident’s credit card.
Theft From Credit Card of Resident At Good Samaritan Society Arlington
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) stole and used the resident’s credit card 13 times of a five day period without the resident’s permission. The unauthorized charges made by the AP totaled $2080.79.
The resident is alert and orientated to person, place and time and was his/her own guarantor. The resident required assistance with all activities of daily living (ADL) skills including transfers and the use of wheelchair for mobility.
The resident was interviewed. The resident kept his/her wallet in a dresser drawer in the resident’s room. The resident was not aware the credit card was missing until reviewing the December 2015 monthly credit card statement. The statement indicated the resident had 13 varied charges in five different cities at seven different businesses over five days, for charges of $2080.79. When shown surveillance tapes of the businesses and time of purchases, the resident identified the AP. The resident stated s/he did not give the AP permission to use his/her credit card, and stated s/he did not make the charges.
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