In the Courts: Administrator Imprisoned for Stealing Veteran’s Benefits
October 23, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The former administrator of an assisted-living facility has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing over $300,000 in veterans' disability benefits from a resident, according to a September 28, 2015, news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Vietnam veteran needed long-term care after having a heart attack in 2006. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointed the administrator as the resident's fiduciary. In 2011, VA retroactively awarded the resident over $313,000 in disability...