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Man Gets 6 Months in Jail for Elderly Financial Exploitation

A former caregiver at a nursing home who was accused of stealing the checkbooks of two elderly residents was sentenced to six months in jail. The man was charged in an embezzling scheme and pled no contest to three felony counts of financial elder abuse. The man stole the checkbooks of an 88-year-old resident and 75-year-old resident and then wrote multiple checks from one victim’s account to the others. He then withdrew the transferred money from the second account. All in all, he stole about $4,000 in all from the two elderly people. Part of his sentence for elderly financial exploitation includes reimbursing Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Nursing home employees oftentimes commit fraud against the elderly. To read more about the financial exploitation, click here.