Police are looking in other states for a former employee at a Roseville assisted-living facility who is accused of making more than $11,300 in charges on one resident's credit card and ripping off several other residents by forging checks and misusing a second credit card.
Lt. Lorne Rosand of the Roseville Police Department said authorities believe the former employee at Eaglecrest Senior Housing fled Minnesota and is responsible for illegally using credit cards belonging to two residents and forging checks belonging to four others.
Authorities estimate the total losses at more than $13,600.
A separate investigation by the state Health Department concluded one resident had more than $11,300 in unauthorized credit card charges made by the suspect.
The many suspicious charges on the one resident's account were made from Aug. 8 to Sept. 9 and were detected "across several states," according to the Health Department's report released last week.
Subsequently, the report added, Eaglecrest received an employment verification request for the former staffer from another health care provider in a state where several charges on credit cards for two clients were discovered.
Rosand declined to identify the suspect, saying he wanted to wait until an arrest was made.
The state inquiry absolved Eaglecrest of any responsibility for the thefts.