Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Police raid unlicensed assisted living facility in St. Pete

Detectives from the St. Petersburg Police have raided a home operating as an unlicensed assisted living facility.

The home is located at 2895 38 Ave. North.

According to detectives, they began investigating the operation after credit cards and identities of residents were used to make fraudulent transactions.

The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration and Department of Health are assisting police with the investigation.

According to I-Team Reporter Adam Walser, six patients were living in the facility.  

According to a police statement,  the investigation began in early June when the daughter of a woman who had lived at the ALF noticed charges made on her mother's credit card account which were apparently fraudulent.  Her mother had passed away on May 31st.

The owner, Maria Matos Infante, has been arrested and is charged with 10 counts of credit card fraud.

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Police raid unlicensed assisted living facility in St. Pete


Barbara said...

ALF'S are less regulated than nursing homes.

StandUp said...

You're right, Barbara. ALF's have alot of problems. ProPublica did an outstanding expose on them last year, I think. It was frightening.