Elderly and disabled persons who live in facilities that receive federal funding, such as nursing homes, are sometimes targets of persons seeking financial gain. Some common examples of misappropriation of property schemes that the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has authority to investigate and prosecute are:
- An employee of a facility gains access to resident finances/bank accounts and diverts assets to themselves.
- An employee of a facility commits identity theft by using resident Social Security numbers, etc., to open a credit card account.
- An employee of a facility convinces a resident to give them money, or property such as land, a vehicle, jewelry, etc.
- An employee of a facility uses the funds in the resident personal trust account for themselves and/or others.
To report allegations of suspected exploitation, download or print the COMPLAINT FORM or contact your local law enforcement agency.