An employee of Lino Lakes Assisted Living Inc. was fired after it was discovered he took more than $4,300 from two clients, according to a report this week from the Minnesota Office of Health Facility Complaints.
In March the worker asked a client for a loan of $200. The client gave him her credit card number “with the understanding the man would pay her back in two days,” the report said.
Instead, the worker charged $1,536 to Sprint Wireless and $1,905 to Comcast.
In April, he made the same request of a second client and used her debit card to withdraw $900.
The worker said that the clients were aware of the withdrawal amounts and that he intended to repay them. The state determined the worker was at fault for the “financial exploitation.”
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