Two women in Lodi, California were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of burglary, elder abuse, possession of stolen property, forgery, and felonious use of a credit card. Dressed in scrubs, these two women entered into an elderly man’s house and claimed to be hospital nurses. Police report that after being allowed inside, the women took the man’s wallet and left. The man reported the theft to his credit card company, and police apprehended the women at a JC Penney department store.
Deception is just one of the many forms of elder abuse that takes place on a daily basis in California and the rest of the United States. Posing as a qualified nurse or caregiver is a common occurrence within and outside of homes and institutions. Many incidents of caregiver theft and fraud occur when individuals pose as qualified caregivers with the intent to steal from or defraud elderly people. For more information on elder abuse in California, or if suspect you or a loved one have been targeted by caregiver fraud, contact the Evans Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.