Stories

Year The Abuse Occurred/Began

2015

State

California

Zip Code

92109

Type of Abuse

financial

My Story

My mom resided in an assisted living facility in San Diego for several years after my dad passed away. One day she noticed her heirloom silver and some jewelry had been stolen from  a closet shelf. I had warned her not to keep valuables there, but she came from the a different era where people trusted others. 

The theft was reported to the Director, but she didn't call the police to make a report. I assume the staff didn't want to have the police there upsetting other residents. My mom thought a new  staff member stole her things while cleaning her room. 

My mother in law was exploited and my wife wanted me to call the police because she feels this crime usually goes unreported.

My mom was very upset that her things had been stolen. I wish it had been reported, but other family didn't want to make that call.