Home Care Provider Accused Of Stealing Patient’s Money
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CRYSTAL, Minn. (WCCO) – A home care provider with a Minneapolis company is accused of stealing about $180 from one of her patients, according to charges filed Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Officials said the incidents happened between April and July at the patient’s home in Crystal. The female care provider worked out of Transition Healthcare in Minneapolis.
According to health department officials, the female worker assisted the man with bathing, giving medication and applying lymphedema boots. Documentation indicates that on two separate occasions in July, the victim had money stolen from the desk drawer in his apartment.
The first time, $80 was taken and the second time $100 was taken from the man. After the two incidents, the facility set up a camera in the man’s apartment that faced the desk where the man stored his money. On July 14, $80 was put into the drawer, and on July 21, the money was gone. The camera captured the woman on tape on July 19 taking the money from the man’s desk drawer.
The woman in question was immediately terminated from Transition Healthcare.