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Financial Exploitation

Nursing home manager accused of stealing $460K from residents

A former nursing home financial manager was charged earlier this month on two felony counts of embezzlement after allegedly embezzling $460,000 from residents over a three year period, according to multiple news outlets.

Tina Marie Binkley is accused of embezzling money from 136 residents of Boulevard Health Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan, after an accountant found “several significant points of financial concern,” in the home’s financial records.

Binkley allegedly took advantage of her authorization to access and manage the home’s finances. She is accused of transferring patient overpayments to separate accounts and withdrawing the funds for personal use, Macomb Daily reported.

She faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to three times the amount of money lost by residents, according to the Macomb Daily.

“Families deserved to know their loved ones in nursing homes are being cared for, not being exploited for personal financial gain,” Michigan Attorney General Schuette told the Macomb Daily. “Criminals attempting to victimize our greatest generation to line their own pockets will be brought to justice.”

Binkley was fired in April 2013, according to the Consumerist.

Binkley is also accused of bringing others into her scheme.

Click on the following link to learn more about this story: WXYZ ABC News.

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