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Dealing with Caregiver Theft

Most people have a fierce desire to protect their elderly loved ones from any and all unpleasant experiences. Unfortunately, that’s not always an easy thing to do. Sadly, elderly people are often the target of theft, especially by those that they have a personal relationship with. They may be especially vulnerable to theft by a caregiver who has been hired and entrusted with their safekeeping. People who act in such a manner should be held accountable – to recover any money stolen from your loved one, as well as to prevent the person from committing this crime again.

Common Signs of Caregiver Theft

Diagnosing a situation as caregiver theft can be difficult. In most cases, families have hired caregivers because they are unable to spend as much time as they would like to with their loved one. If this is the case, theft may occur without the family’s knowledge. If you suspect a caregiver may be taking advantage of your elderly relative, look out for these signs:

  • Questionable receipts and purchase histories
  • Relationships that breach boundaries of propriety
  • Confirmed missing items or cash

An experienced Chicago attorney can help you understand the evidence you need to pursue someone you believe has stolen from your loved one, as well as guide you throughout the entire legal process once a crime has been confirmed.

Contact an Elder Law Attorney in Chicago for Help

Caregiver theft is a notoriously uncomfortable situation to deal with, and it can cause incredible stress and anger within the family. If you suspect a caregiver has taken advantage of your loved one, contact Peck Ritchey, LLC, at (855) 328-5787 to discuss your legal options today.