Assisted Living Facility Administrator Stole Nearly $50,000 From One Resident

The administrator of an assisted living facility must repay $46,000 and spend five years on probation for stealing from a 91-year-old resident's bank account. The forty-four-year-old administrator was sentenced after pleading guilty Thursday to forgery charges.

Police say the administrator stole the resident's checkbook from his room and wrote 20 checks to herself between May and August 2008. She co-owned the assisted living facility, which has since been closed by state welfare officials for various problems.

The administrator's attorney says she thought she was doing something nice because she gave some of the money to charity. But  according to county prosecutors, she paid personal bills with the money. For more, read the story. _______________________________________________________________

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.