A registered nurse stole more than $22,000 from an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and then used the money to pay for expensive lingerie, delinquent tax bills, a trip to Atlantic City and more. The woman surrendered to authorities on various financial exploitation felony charges that could land her in jail for up to 15 years. The county’s prosecutor was appalled adding that it is disturbing for a registered nurse to steal from an Alzheimer’s patient. This case highlights that elder abuse is not just physical it can also be seen in financial abuse. If you believe you have been a victim of financial exploitation, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the nursing home negligence case, please click the link.