A woman is suing the owner of two assisted living facilities for more than $2.9 million in damages, alleging he violated state regulations by using her personal checking account for nearly 5 years. The woman was a resident in two assisted living facilities during the five year span. The nursing home negligence lawsuit alleged violations began when the owner obtained the victim’s power of attorney, and then began making deposits into and withdrawals from her personal checking account. The financial exploitation in question range from small amounts to larger denominations of well over $1,000. The man was using the elderly woman’s account as his own personal bank account. The nursing home negligence lawsuit states that the owner unlawfully mingled his personal and business funds with his assets. Additionally, the suit alleges that the victim was not given access to her account records and she was not given identification when she was allowed to read the nursing home. Financial exploitation of the elderly has become all too commonplace at nursing homes throughout the country. To read more about the nursing home lawsuit, please click the link.