Complaint With Allegations of Financial Exploitation Keystone Eagan
In a report dated February 8, 2016, it was alleged that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s credit card and made purchases for his/her own use.
Substantiated Complaint Financial Exploitation Keystone Eagan
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation did occur when the AP took the client’s credit card without permission and made multiple unauthorized credit card transactions at an area retail business.
The client received services from the home care provider for activities of daily living, medication administration, and transfer assistance according to the client’s service plan and care plans.
The client was contacted by a credit care provider and alerted the family member to some possible fraudulent transactions. The family member reviewed the client’s credit card statement and noticed several charges the client did not make. The family member notified the home care provider. The home care provider notified the Brooklyn Center Police and the Eagan Police of the fraudulent charges.
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If you have concerns about financial exploitation, improper use of medical equipment, falls 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.