Caregiver fraudulently charged $5,000 on my 90 y/o mother's card

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Caregiver fraudulently charged $5,000 on my 90 y/o mother's card

Postby jersey bob » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:33 pm

My 90-year old mother hired a fulltime, live-in Caregiver from a reputable company in February. My mother has several physical problems.

The Caregiver used my Mother's Citibank card for her personal expenses such as paying car insurance, gym membership etc. My mother, of course, was totally unaware.

I notified Citbank shorty after the I noticed the problem in August. All told, there was $5,000 in personal charges. The fraud was committed from late March thru late July. Citibnk will only honor $2,000. The rest was before the required 60 day (two statement) window.

Is there anything I can do?

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Postby trumpet-205 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:26 pm

I think you mean after 60 day period, as stated by federal law..

Have you filed for a police report?
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Postby djrez4 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:05 pm

Definitely a police report.

Depending on the laws of your state, you can file a lawsuit for civil theft. In Colorado, at least, it comes with attorneys fees.
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Postby jersey bob » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:46 pm

I filed a Police Report way back. (Sorry. I should have made that clear in the initial posting). The Caregivers whereabouts are unknown. She left under threat of Police involvement. Can anything be done to change Citibank's position? Thanks.

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Postby kcarter609 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:08 pm

Police report and file suit against the company and the individual.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:02 am

police report and then a lawyer in that order. Good luck

You could go to her facebook page if she has one and post on there of her 'activities'. LOL. Just kidding... that will hurt your lawsuit. You can go to her FB page to collect intel for your case though
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