When hiring a caregiver you must always make sure you are dealing with a reputable company or else you may become a victim such as this poor woman who was defrauded by a scam artist.
A disabled woman who had been relying on home care was taken advantage of by a man posing as a home health care worker. The woman, a 79-year-old individual who has limited mobility, was relying on support. That’s when, according to authorities, William Jason Robertson, 46, stepped in and promoted himself as a licensed home health care worker.
The goal, according to the investigation, was to bilk the victim out of money. She was scammed out of more than $211,000 by this individual, and much of the money was paid to (or so the elderly woman thought) a home care business named Just 4 Families.
According to the Ledger-Enquirer’s news article, Disabled woman loses more than $211,000 to man posing as health care provider, written by Ben Wright:
“Police said the charges stem from an investigation launched on Aug. 2 after police learned that a woman at the Warm Springs Road facility may be a victim of financial exploitation of the elderly. The charges occurred sometime between July 29, 2014 and May 26, 2016.
Police said the 79-year-old woman is unable to care for herself. Robertson is accused of unlawfully portraying himself as a licensed home health care provider as the woman was deceived out of $180,177 under the business named Just 4 Families, $21,138 under the business name First Choice Homecare and $10,606 directly paid to Robertson.”