Mounds Park Residence St Paul Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on November 7, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Mounds Park Residence St Paul for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took over $8100.00 from a client without the client’s permission.
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated in connection with the AP’s fraudulent use of the client’s ATM card during the time period of 4/12/13 to 6/4/13. The AP convinced the client to give the AP $8157.00 and the AP withdrew money from several ATM machines and received additional cash and checks from the client. During the same period, the AP wrote notes to the client an din the notes told the AP told the client that the AP loved the client and the AP would pay the money back to the client at a later date. The AP explained in the notes that the AP and the AP’s family needed the money due to financial problems. The police report indicated that client became concerned when the amount of the ATM withdrawals from the AP’s bank account became excessive.
The police report pertaining to the incident involving the AP and the client was reviewed. The report stated the AP did not keep track of the amount of money that the AP borrowed from the client. The AP admitted still owing the client money. Criminal charges are pending related to the incident.
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 at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.