Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hospice Worker Accused of Stealing From Dying Patient

A New Jersey hospice worker has been accused of stealing money from a dying patient. Tristan Chang, 23, allegedly used the hospice patient's ATM card and PIN number to withdraw $700, the full amount the patient had in their account.

Tristan Chang, 23, has been charged with third-degree theft and third-degree hindering apprehension for this particularly heinous form of financial exploitation of the elderly. He faces up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Full Article and Source:
Hospice Worker Accused of Stealing From Dying Patient


Anonymous said...

The hospital is guilty as well. Don't they have a safe for patients' property? And isn't there a system for securing it when they check in?

StandUp said...

Hospice is like guardianship. There's good hospice and bad hospice. People have to be very, very careful when hospice comes into play to be sure they're dealing with a reputable company.

Stealing from the dying is a new low.

Lou said...

He's deserving of the five years and a $15,000.00 fine. A slap on the wrist will be a green light to do it again.

jerri said...

vultures are everywhere