April 5, 2013
A former nursing home office manager who had previously been charged with theft has been arrested once again for stealing. Yet, instead of stealing from office funds as before, the funds was stolen directly from a resident’s account; a form of nursing home abuse in the state of Connecticut.
According to Sgt. Andrew Gallagher of the Stamford Police, 49-year-old Brigitte Amigron turned herself in to authorities this Tuesday after an investigation determined that she stole over $10,000 from a resident’s trust fund at the St. Camillus Center nursing home.
Police began to investigate last month after the nursing home reported that a resident’s trust account, used as petty cash, was missing thousands of dollars. Eventually, the amount surpassed $10,000 and Amigron has now been suspected of forging checks and taking the money for her own personal use. In addition, Amigron allegedly made 64 purchases for several other residents, using their accounts, yet there were an array of multiple charges that were not used to provide for the residents.
As investigators continued to gather clues, they also learned that Amigron lost close to $26,000 at casinos in the past year. She has been charged with second-degree larceny as well as conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. Furthermore, she may face civil charges should the victim hire a nursing home abuse attorney and file for damages.
In her previous arrest, Amigron was accused of stealing the company money that was put away in a safe for the annual Christmas party. A total of $2,200 was taken. She was charged with third-degree larceny and first-degree burglary for stealing from the nursing home’s safe.