St Brigids at Hi Park Cited by MDH After Theft of Resident’s Wedding Ring
In a report concluded on November 4, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites St Brigids at Hi Park alleges that a resident was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the resident’s wedding ring and pawned it at a local pawn shop for his/her own use.
St Brigids at Hi Park MDH Finding – Financial Exploitation
Based on the preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation is substantiated, when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the resident’s wedding ring and pawned it at a local pawn shop for his/her own use, without the resident’s knowledge.
The resident was admitted to the facility for palliative care. Review of the resident’s records indicated that the resident was moderately impaired in her/his cognition with memory loss and required staff assistance with daily decision making.
The AP declined to answer to stated that the wedding ring was valued more than $2000.00 dollars.
The AP declined to answer any questions when interviewed by the police, AP was arrested and charges were filed for felony theft.
The AP failed to respond to subpoena issued for an in person interview with OHFC investigator. The AP was terminated from employment at the facility.
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.