From my anecdotal experience (just my own relatives), care-provider theft from the dying and recently deceased is endemic and has been for a long, long time. Usually, the value seems to be low enough that families don’t want to make an issue of it at a time when they are grieving.
We can only guess how many elderly Covid-19 victims have been damaged by these so-called”frontline” workers.
A caregiver allegedly stole and pawned the engagement ring of an 86-year-old woman with dementia as she lay dying from coronavirus.
As Denver Channel reported 29-year-old Aurora woman who was working as a temporary health care worker at the Carillon at Belleview Station care center has been accused of stealing the engagement ring of an 86-year-old woman in memory care and then using her credit cards after she died of COVID-19.
Elizabeth Daniels, 29, is charged with theft from an at-risk person, identity theft, providing a false statement to a pawnbroker and criminal possession of a financial transaction device, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.
According to the affidavit, Daniels had been hired as a temporary worker at the facility through a temp agency because of the number of positive cases.
According to the affidavit, Gust’s daughter-in-law called police on April 16 to say her mother-in-law had died the morning before and that she and her husband, along with the funeral home, noticed there had been activity on several of her credit cards after Gust died. Gust had been in the memory care unit at the facility
Detectives assigned to investigate secured the arrest affidavit for Daniels the same day. They were also able to recover the ring.
Sadly this happens more often than you think, but I’m so glad they caught this one.
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