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N4T Investigators: TPD probes possible financial abuse of board home resident

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A case now being investigated by Tucson Police focuses on a possible case of financial abuse against an elderly victim.

The investigation is centered on money missing from the bank account of a resident of a boarding home. Tucson Police recently opened their investigation into a man who may be taking advantage of elderly people in his care. The man hasn't been arrested or charged, so News 4 Tucson is withholding his identity. Though, investigators are not’t withholding their concern

Sergeant Rick Radinsky with the Tucson Police Departments Vulnerable Adult unit tells News 4 Tucson that someone who lived in the boarding home may be the victim of theft, identity theft, and fraudulent use of a credit card by the man who owns the facility.

“We're actively going through all the evidence, including what we obtained in the search warrant,” Radinsky said.

The Search Warrant was served at the boarding home late last month. Officers seized mail, bank statements, and copies of personal checks.  The alleged victim was in a hospital and a nursing home for more than two months earlier this year. During that time, at least $4,500 was withdrawn from her bank account. 

Detectives say they reviewed surveillance footage, and found the person using the card was the man who runs the boarding house.  

Police tell us the victim is safe, and in a secure location.

The boarding home's owner could also be in a different facility, if convicted: state prison, for several years.

If you have something you would like the News 4 Tucson Investigators to check out, email us at investigators@kvoa.com, or call the News 4 Tucson Investigators tip-line at (520) 955-4444.

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