May 14, 2013
A Tulsa, Oklahoma nursing home worker was arrested last week at a bank while trying to cash a check from a resident’s account. Financial exploitation of any kind against the elderly is a form of nursing home abuse in Oklahoma.
According to reports, James Alexandre, 35, went to Tulsa’s F&M Bank on Monday afternoon and attempted to cash a $5,000 check. However, a bank employee called Alexandre’s place of employment, the Broken Arrow Nursing Home, to verify permission. Administration at the nursing home stated that Alejandre didn’t have authority to cash the check. The check he was attempting to cash belonged to one of the residents at the nursing home.
Alexandre, a certified nursing assistant, admitted to police that he had already cashed a $6,000 check previously, and he was trying again, hoping to be successful. He also admitted that he was not allowed to take any funds from the nursing home for donations or anything else. There has been no indication as to whether he still has his job at Broken Arrow.
Keep in mind that nursing home abuse is not always physical abuse. It can be medical neglect, personal neglect, threats, intimidation, and financial exploitation of any kind. If you or a loved one have been victim to nursing home, an experienced nursing home abuse attorney may be able to assist you. At McIver Brown law firm, our experienced Texas nursing home abuse lawyers have the knowledge to help you have a successful chance in winning your case. Give us a call today for a free consultation.