Saturday, May 30, 2015

Oklahoma attorney general files elderly exploitation charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma attorney general's office has accused a nursing home worker of misappropriating money intended for three of the home's elderly residents. 

Online Oklahoma County court records indicate that 44-year-old Amy Klimkowski was charged Thursday with three counts of financially exploiting an elderly adult and 10 counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. The records do not indicate whether she is represented by an attorney.

Prosecutors allege that Klimkowski exploited three residents of Windsor Hills Nursing Center in Oklahoma City. The victims were all women over the age of 75. The misappropriated money allegedly included the victims' Social Security and Medicare benefits, as well as other various retirement and pension payments.

Court records allege she diverted more than $141,000 from the victims and used the money for various personal expenses.

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Oklahoma attorney general files elderly exploitation charges


Rachel said...

With the AG filing the charges, we hope to see that the perp receives the punishment the commensurates with the crime: jail, restitution, community service, and barred from ever working in any job that involves the elderly.

Cheryl said...

I agree with Rachel, this is an opportunity for the AG to send a strong message that elder abuse is not going to be tolerated.