Report: Assisted Living Employee Stole $4,000 from Clients
A report made available this week claims an employee at an assisted living facility stole more than $4,000 from clients and used the money to pay his bills.
The incident was investigated earlier this summer against Lino Lakes Assisted Living, LLC, located on Town Center Parkway.
According to the report, the employee asked a client to loan him $200 to pay a bill in March. She loaned her credit card and was later called by her company due to “unusual activity” on the card. The report says $1,536.11 was charged to Sprint Wireless and $1,905.40 was charged to Comcast Cable.
In April, the employee allegedly asked another client to borrow $200 to pay a phone bill. The client loaned employee the card and later discovered a $900 charge. The employee told the client that her debit card had been stolen from him and wrote the client a check. When the client went to cash the check, the bank wouldn’t take it.
The employee later admitted to taking the first client’s Discover card to pay his phone and cable bill and taking $900 from the second client to pay a bill. The report found that financial exploitation was substantiated, and the employee was fired.