Caregiver Tries to Bilk Alzheimer's Patient Out of Thousands of Dollars, Victim Says

Also, scrappers get scrappy at the dumpster, and man urinates while pumping gas—on more than one occasion.

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

A caregiver who was recently hired to care for a man with alzheimer's disease is accused of trying to bilk the family out of thousands of dollars between May 1 and Oct. 9. The victim's daughter said in addition to paying the company from which the caregiver was hired, she was asked by the caregiver to withdraw hundreds of dollars from two bank accounts twice a week and give the money directly to her. The amount reportedly increased over time, from $500 to $2,000. The caregiver said the money was needed for shampoo and grooming items for the victim's father. The victim also accuses the caregiver of grabbing her arm after she became suspicious and attempted to report the scam. An investigation is pending.

Battery Investigation

A fight broke out at the scrap metal dumpsters at Comcast, 155 Industrial Drive, at 7:20 a.m. Oct. 10. The victim told police while waiting near the dumpsters, another man arrived and attempted to look through the dumpster. The victim told the suspect to leave since he was there first. The suspect pushed the victim, then punched him in the face. The suspect eventually was located in Broadview. Due to conflicting stories, no charges were filed.

Disorderly Conduct

Police were called to Delta Sonic, 600 W. North Ave., after employees said they saw a man on more than one occasion over the past couple of weeks urinating near a gas pump while he was pumping gas into his vehicle. They were able to get his license plate number and police will track down the vehicle's owner. The report was made at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5.


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