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Archive for May, 2012
Betrayed By A Trusted In-Home Caregiver
The bank manager told me today the caregiver that wheeled me into the bank is the person who withdrew $600.00 out of my account at the ATM yesterday. I said to him that cannot be true because I did not come to the bank yesterday. How did she get my ATM card without me being with her? The manager suggested we call the police because the surveillance camera shows her at 2:00 in the afternoon at the ATM withdrawing funds.
When the police arrived they escorted the caregiver into a separate room to interrogate her as to how she was able to withdraw the funds from my bank account. Mable started crying and crying and putting on a good show for the police officers. They were able to sift through the truth of how she went into my billfold and extracted the ATM card. Then while I was resting after exercising, she called her boyfriend to come and get her and they came down to the bank and withdrew the $600.00. Mable, after years of service for me was able to know when funds would be automatically deposited into my account. So she knew there would be money available.
So now, after two years of trusting my well being and all my personal secrets to a paid caregiver, I find that she has betrayed me as well as humiliated me.
I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and I need someone to help me with personal cleanliness, exercise my limbs so they will not atrophy, and fix my meals, as well as drive my van and take me to doctor appointments. Never in my wildest dreams would I expect to hire a caregiver from a reliable firm bonded and known in the community that could not be trusted.
The police arrested her on the spot and at that point I needed to be escorted home, so I now needed to call my husband to come from work and take me home. As we were getting into the house I then for the first time noticed one of my “keep sake dolls” was missing from the display in the front room. This doll was an antique about 36 inches tall with a china head and moveable arms and legs, special made clothes, and was displayed in a glass enclosed hutch. There had been three dolls of the same vintage; now there were only two. My husband called the police again and as they were coming to the house I wheeled myself to my bedroom and began looking through my jewelry, and sure enough found two gold chains and a brooch missing from my jewelry box.
After thinking about how the bank was able to see the caregiver on their surveillance camera taking my money from the ATM, I now knew we needed some kind of surveillance in my home as I would need another caregiver to help me. I am always going to need help the rest of my life, and of course will not trust a stranger to have full range of my home again.
So now the problem is, “How do we equip our home to safeguard our belongings as well as still receiving quality care for myself as a handicapped person in a wheel chair”?
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Jason hated days like this:
Earlier, a biker guy came in for a lighter. When Jason grabbed the right one from the display next to the cash register, his entire inventory spilled all over the floor. Even after the customer helped Jason clean up most of the mess, there were still lighters everywhere for the rest of the afternoon.
Then, this little young college gal came in to break a hundred by buying a pack of cigarettes. She kept changing her mind about which brand she wanted from the racks behind the counter. Jason had to spin around so often he felt dizzy. He wondered if she even smoked, or if she was getting the pack for somebody else.
Finally, just a few minutes before closing, a couple of punk rock kids came into the store and started hassling Jason. He tolerated them because he was a little wild in his day, too. They knocked over a few displays before finally buying some cans of soda. With the doors locked, Jason counted the day’s receipts in the back office. A puzzled look crossed his face as he realized that ninety dollars was missing from the till. He knew he couldn’t have made such a glaring mistake, so he decided to check his eye in the sky.
Jason’s nephew had installed it a few months ago. It’s a security camera – a smoke detector hidden camera shaped like a smoke detector that looks straight down on the sales counter. Jason liked it because customers didn’t have to feel as if they had a camera trained on them the whole time. And all his nephew had to do was plug it in to an outlet hidden in the drop ceiling. Its wireless transmitter sent a clear signal to Jason’s video recorder in the back. He scanned through the tape until he saw the biker guy. Jason watched the man help him pick up all those lighters, and the cash register drawer slowly drifted open. He must not have shut it all the way! But it didn’t matter. Nobody had reached around to grab any cash. Jason scanned some more, and found the punk rockers. They were troublemakers, and it looked as if they were messing with the charity jar. Not only did they not steal anything, the one with the safety pin in his eyebrow actually stuck a dollar in the jar when he thought nobody was looking.
On the verge of giving up and accepting his huge mistake, something caught Jason’s eye. It was the cigarette girl. Jason watched her lay a hundred dollar bill on the counter, and remembered how she begged him to take it. The camera had caught her switching the hundred-dollar bill on the counter for a ten-dollar bill while Jason’s back was turned. With its high resolution, the camera made it clear that the girl had conned Jason. He picked up the phone to call his friend at the police department. Even if they couldn’t track her down, her picture would wind up on the watch lists all over the state. When you demand the best secreteye-gear.com delivers.