St Anns Residence Duluth Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on May 20, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites St Anns Residence Duluth for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when the NA, alleged perpetrator (AP), took Resident #1’s wedding rings without permission. The rings were located at a pawn shop with Resident #2’s ring and old coins belonging to Resident #3.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation Against St Anns Residence Duluth
The preponderance of the evidence indicates that financial exploitation did occur. The alleged perpetrator (AP) admitted to taking a wedding ring from one resident, a school ring from a second resident and multiple old coins from a third resident. The items appraised at a total value of $3041.00.
Resident #1 identified and reported that $500.00 cash was taken from a drawer in his/her room and five days later a wedding ring was missing. The police were contacted and the police found a wedding ring in a local pawn shop that matched the description R1 had given to the police.
The account at the pawn shop associated with R1’s ring belonged to the AP. The police confiscated all items identified in the AP’s pawn shop account. It was identified that the AP had also taken items from two other residents. The AP stole a school ring from Resident #3 (R2) and 33 old dollar coins from R3.
The AP was interviewed and admitted to s/he took the items from residents in the facility without their permission. The AP stated s/he took a wedding ring from R1, a school ring from R2 and some old coins from R3. The AP stated that R1 and R2’s rings were on the top of their dressers and R3’s coins were taken from a box while s/he was helping R3 in his/her apartment. The AP stated that s/he pawned these items at a local pawn shop. The AP denies taking the $500.00 cash from R1’s drawer.
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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.