Elderly Woman Alleges Mistreatment by Healthcare Company

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An elderly Murfreesboro woman is allegedly robbed, neglected and mistreated by a local home health care company. NewsChannel 5 reports Phyllis Roysden had jewelry, money and handguns taken and the care received from Right at Home was inadequate. The 81-year old says employees weren't helpful...

Roysden says an employee stole 145-thousand dollars from her safe, forged a three-thousand dollar check and much of her jewelry given by her late husband is gone...

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Her attorney, Roland Mumford, says multiple reports were filed with the Murfreesboro Police Department and they're planning to file a lawsuit against Right at Home...

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With no family in the area, after the death of her husband, Roysden required 24-hour care. The company alleges she never reported issues and has over 96-hundred dollars in unpaid bills.

For more on this story, we have a link to the NewsChannel 5 story at WGNSRadio.com, keyword elderly.

Previous report from WGNS in December of 2015:

A $145,000 theft of cash has been reported in Murfreesboro. The incident happened in a neighborhood in the Cason Lane area.

The 80-year old victim told police the life savings was stored in a safe that was in her home. She believes a caretaker may have taken the cash. The female told officers that the caretaker was the only other person who was in her home other than her ailing husband who is now deceased. She said the caretaker knew exactly where the safe was located. The victim said that she looked for the money in the safe when her husband passed away and the cash was gone, which is when she called the police.

A Murfreesboro Detective is now investigating the case. No arrests have been made at this point, but a suspect has been named.

Source:

MPD Incident #15-24996

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