Minneota Manor Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on December 23, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Minneota Manor for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when the NAR, alleged perpetrator (AP) took a check from a resident’s room without permission and forged the resident’s name to make a purchase of $86.89 at a nearby store.
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took a resident’s check blank, and wrote a check for $86.89 without the resident’s permission. The AP forged the resident’s signature and used the money the AP’s personal use.
A police report and interview revealed a place of business reported the check forgery. The person identified on the surveillance tape was the AP. Upon completion of her assigned shift which included evening cares for the resident, the AP immediately went from the facility to the grocery store where she brought groceries using the resident’s check blank. The AP forged the resident’s signature for the amount of $86.89. The police report revealed the AP admitted to taking the resident’s check blank, and admitted to buying the groceries with the resident’s check blank. The AP admitted she endorsed the check by signing the resident’s name.
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 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.