Putting a loved one in a nursing home or long term care facility is a very hard decision to make. You are giving up control and trusting the staff and administrators to look after the best interest of someone you care so much about. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see some heinous acts of abuse and neglect. Where most physical abuse is the result of frustrated and overworked nurses and direct care workers, we are finding that administrators and other officials are abusing their power to gain financially from the home. They are taking facility funds away from the elderly and disabled residents and putting them into their pockets.
Nursing Home Official Received Fraudulent Expense Reimbursements
Perry Vandeventer, 64, is the former chief financial officer for Shepherd of the Valley nursing home who is being charged with two felony counts of larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses for stealing almost $52,000 from the facility between March of 2008 and January of 2011. He acquired fraudulent expense reimbursements totaling $23,719.66, allegedly receiving the money by submitting fake receipts for contractors who never did any work, obtaining cash advances for travel of trips he didn’t take, education expenses and obtaining money for purposes unrelated to the facility. He also used two of the home’s credit cards to purchase personal items including a computer, books, personal cell phone, meals, vehicle repairs and fuel totaling $28,080.05. He is facing more than ten years in prison if convicted of these charges.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you have witnessed any questionable or abusive behavior in a nursing home facility directed towards your loved one or even another resident and you are worried that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.