At the Wayne Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in the Bronx, a social worker was alleged to have stolen over $400,000 from a resident suffering from dementia. The money was transferred to accounts in the name of the defendant social worker and her family. On February 23, 2012, the defendant was sentenced to serve 2 – 6 years in prison and signed a Confession of Judgment in favor of the victim for $400,000.
At Northwoods Rehabilitation and ECF at Cortland, it was alleged that the defendant Licensed Practical Nusre forcefully administered an insulin injection to a resident without her consent and over her objection. On March 7, 2012, the defendant was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, which means that if a similar act is committed during the time period defendant can be brought back to court.
At Dr. William O. Benenson Pavilion in Queens, it was alleged that an 85-year old female resident suffered a fractured hip after an LPN knocked her out of a wheelchair and to the floor, after which the LPN failed to evaluate her or get immediate medical attention. The resident suffered a fractured hip. In addition, the defendant LPN stole Percocet from the supply of narcotics. On March 12, 2012, the court sentenced the defendant nurse to three-years probation. The defendant also surrendered her nursing license.