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Former Nursing Home Worker Arrested for Elderly Abuse and Theft

The former director of social work at a nursing home was arrested after being indicted by a grand jury on nursing home abuse and theft charges. The man was indicted for one count of willful abuse neglect or exploitation of a dependent adult, one count of theft over $10,000 and two counts of theft over $1,000. The man was employed at the nursing home when he obtained property and cash from a resident of the facility who was incapable of making financial decisions. The man was arrested after an investigation by the Bureau and the Field Examination Unit of the Veterans Administration. He is currently on bond. Financial exploitation has become the most common form of elderly neglect. If you or a loved one has experienced this type of elderly abuse, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.