A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrests Of Six Individuals For Allegedly Stealing From Nursing Home Residents
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrests of six individuals from the Bronx, New York, Queens and Suffolk Counties for each separately allegedly exploiting the financial vulnerability of elderly nursing home residents. The five defendants from New York City allegedly stole or secured the personal identifying information from patients and used that information to secure cash or credit to which they were not entitled. The remaining defendant from Suffolk County allegedly stole a necklace from a 95-year old female resident. Today's arrests illustrate some of the methods by which nursing home residents, a uniquely vulnerable segment of our elderly population, are financially exploited. As today's cases illustrate, the perpetrators of identity theft are often those most trusted by their victims. Five of the six defendants were caretakers, legally responsible for the care and well-being of their victims.
- Date:October 18, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies