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Data shows $117,000 in thefts from Minn. assisted living facility residents

July 17, 2019

Minnesotans in assisted living facilities lost more than $117,000 to theft over the past five years, according to an article on the SouthernMinn website.

A researcher at the University of Minnesota school of nursing, examined confirmed reports of theft between March 2013 and August 2018. 

The research showed that 116 residents were victims of theft and $1,130 was the average amount lost by the 104 residents who provided that information.

Jean Peters, a retired nurse and one of the founders of Elder Voice, said that the increased electronic surveillance and other new protections established in a bill passed in May by the state Legislature should provide more evidence of how rampant theft is in assisted living.

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