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(NYPost)   Home health aide guilty of stealing nearly $800K from elderly woman. Thank you for being a fiend   (nypost.com) divider line 70
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2012-05-02 07:24:01 PM
I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.
 
2012-05-02 08:09:01 PM
It's not like the woman was going to need it (for much longer).
 
2012-05-02 08:10:59 PM
Damn, biatch is gangster... She's reppin' her colors and throwing up a gang sign:

m.nypost.com
 
2012-05-02 08:12:25 PM
Doctors and social workers were sent to evaluate Fuld and they concluded that she suffered from various alignments, including a "mathematical disorder" meaning she can't determine how many nickels are in 35 cents.

That's a very specific disorder.

(i.e. She can't determine how many nickels are in 35 cents. But she can determine how many nickels are in 40 cents or 30 cents. Ha ha!)
 
2012-05-02 08:12:46 PM
This is a great headline.
 
2012-05-02 08:15:50 PM
Facebook!
 
2012-05-02 08:16:26 PM
I laughed. Good job subby.

Bad job health aide!
 
2012-05-02 08:16:41 PM
Hey Raymond, how much does a candy bar go for?
bout a hundred bucks.
ok.
How much do those new compact cars cost?
bout a hundred bucks.
ok.
 
2012-05-02 08:17:34 PM
Tell me more about becoming a home health aide...
 
2012-05-02 08:18:48 PM

MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.


As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.
 
2012-05-02 08:22:11 PM
yea but the old dear is farked twice, no family visits in almost 10 years. The thieving nurse was at least taking care of her now she's got nothing.
 
2012-05-02 08:22:25 PM
death penalty
 
2012-05-02 08:23:12 PM
$1700 for diabetic ice cream? That's a crime within itself.
 
2012-05-02 08:23:49 PM
This happened to an elderly relative of mine. Her caretaker convinced her to let her use the household credit card and checkbook to take care of regular expenses. Being old and sickly, the elderly woman trusted her rather than deal with it. About $250K gone and now she is on state aid to survive. By the time the rest of the family caught on it was too late.
 
2012-05-02 08:25:25 PM
This stuff happens a lot. I worked in banking and had a 96 y/o customer with no close living relatives. No children and husband was deceased. The aide she hired, through a newspaper ad, somehow went to a lawyer and became her Power of Attorney over her bank accounts.

I called Adult Protective Services. I don't like scumbags who scam the elderly. They took care of it.
 
2012-05-02 08:32:59 PM

marius2: death penalty


No, no, no, no. Life in prison; hard labor. In the Alabama State prison system, in a mens' prison, in the general population.
 
2012-05-02 08:33:54 PM

"Pokuwaah, who earned $81,000 a year, sat stone-faced as she listened to her former boss ..."


No one should steal but if you're making $81k a year you have to be a greedy fark to be taking money from old people. I wish I was making close to that because finance wise I'd be sitting pretty. I hope she receives at least a 10 year sentencing.

 
2012-05-02 08:34:15 PM
I really need to start scamming the elderly.
 
2012-05-02 08:36:43 PM
FTA

Pokuwaah convinced 86-year-old Renee Fuld to sign more than 400 checks, made payable to the defendant, who pocketed nearly $800,000 in the scam.

Way to stick it to the one percent!
 
2012-05-02 08:39:55 PM

TomD9938: FTA

Pokuwaah convinced 86-year-old Renee Fuld to sign more than 400 checks, made payable to the defendant, who pocketed nearly $800,000 in the scam.

Way to stick it to the one percent!


Yeah, I don't get it, I thought rich people were the enemy (see abandoned mansion house party thread from yesterday)
 
2012-05-02 08:41:11 PM
uh... no one at the elderly woman's bank noticed anything wrong?

That's a lot of f*cking money.

and it was the scammer's bank that noticed for you halfwitted derpers who'll probably try to poop on me.

why u poop?!
 
2012-05-02 08:49:02 PM
I don't get it.
 
2012-05-02 08:50:45 PM

here to help: uh... no one at the elderly woman's bank noticed anything wrong?

That's a lot of f*cking money.

and it was the scammer's bank that noticed for you halfwitted derpers who'll probably try to poop on me.

why u poop?!


If the elderly woman was still in control of her money, then her children would have no access to look at her finances unless she showed them. My grandmother would never let her family look at her finances. Only when the courts gave my mom and uncle power of attorney due her dementia worsening that they finally got to review it.
 
2012-05-02 08:57:15 PM

MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.


Atomic Spunk: This is a great headline.


El Dudereno: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.


Not to be a Robert Downer but I really don't understand all the love
for the headline. The article was about an old lady and the headline referenced
"The Golden Girls". Not all that clever, really.
 
2012-05-02 08:57:57 PM
7+-?
 
2012-05-02 08:59:06 PM
+100 headline
 
2012-05-02 09:02:25 PM
Approves:

images2.fanpop.com
 
2012-05-02 09:03:04 PM

Lipspinach: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

Atomic Spunk: This is a great headline.

El Dudereno: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.

Not to be a Robert Downer but I really don't understand all the love
for the headline. The article was about an old lady and the headline referenced
"The Golden Girls". Not all that clever, really.


Did you miss that subby left out the "r" in "friend"? Because that's the clever part.
 
2012-05-02 09:08:10 PM

rhondajeremy: If the elderly woman was still in control of her money, then her children would have no access to look at her finances unless she showed them. My grandmother would never let her family look at her finances. Only when the courts gave my mom and uncle power of attorney due her dementia worsening that they finally got to review it.


Sure but I said the BANK. They should have realized something was wrong. Hell, I borrowed a relative's CC to buy some stuff (I gave them the cash... just don't have my own cards because I don't like debt or service fees) and they called them to make sure it was legit. $800 000 in a few years for an elderly disabled person should have sent off some alarm bells at the bank.

Just seems odd is all. Maybe she's an old crank and they did call but she told them to f*ck off.
 
2012-05-02 09:09:58 PM

Atomic Spunk: Lipspinach: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

Atomic Spunk: This is a great headline.

El Dudereno: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.

Not to be a Robert Downer but I really don't understand all the love
for the headline. The article was about an old lady and the headline referenced
"The Golden Girls". Not all that clever, really.

Did you miss that subby left out the "r" in "friend"? Because that's the clever part.


I noticed that & thought it might be clever if the guy who ripped her off
had the last name "Fiend" or something.. I also thought it wasn't even a particularly non-newsworthy article. Hence my disappointment at headline, article
and comments alike. I am very upset!
 
2012-05-02 09:11:12 PM

Atomic Spunk: Because that's the clever part.


Meh. I didn't think it was that great either and I got it.

But what do I know. I never get greens... and I think I'm fookin' HILARIOUS.

*fart*

tee hee!
 
2012-05-02 09:12:09 PM

Lipspinach: Hence my disappointment at headline, article
and comments alike. I am very upset!


You should ask for your money back, dammit!
 
2012-05-02 09:12:32 PM
YOU FIEND!
why am I fiend?
No, I was talking to her
But your looking right at me
Well you know..
i.ytimg.com
Link
 
2012-05-02 09:14:35 PM

Lipspinach: Atomic Spunk: Lipspinach: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

Atomic Spunk: This is a great headline.

El Dudereno: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.

Not to be a Robert Downer but I really don't understand all the love
for the headline. The article was about an old lady and the headline referenced
"The Golden Girls". Not all that clever, really.

Did you miss that subby left out the "r" in "friend"? Because that's the clever part.

I noticed that & thought it might be clever if the guy who ripped her off
had the last name "Fiend" or something.. I also thought it wasn't even a particularly non-newsworthy article. Hence my disappointment at headline, article
and comments alike. I am very upset!


The headline referenced the Golden Girls, and now, I've beverages seen the show, but I assume its about an elderly woman with a home health aide.
 
2012-05-02 09:17:01 PM
99 percent of thieving care givers give the rest a bad name.
 
2012-05-02 09:18:13 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've beverages seen the show (...)


I like it.
 
2012-05-02 09:21:29 PM

Lipspinach: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

Atomic Spunk: This is a great headline.

El Dudereno: MasterThief: I chuckled. Marked for HOTY.

As it should be. That was some fantastic work, subster.

Not to be a Robert Downer but I really don't understand all the love
for the headline. The article was about an old lady and the headline referenced
"The Golden Girls". Not all that clever, really.


I agree. I give it a 'HOTH' award but nothing more. Not HOTY, not even HOTM, HOTW nor HOTD. Just... HOTH.


/Headline of the headline
 
2012-05-02 09:24:32 PM

Atomic Spunk: Lipspinach: Hence my disappointment at headline, article
and comments alike. I am very upset!

You should ask for your money back, dammit!


I'd have to pay for TF for that. I'll just go
and take it out on my Grandmother instead
 
2012-05-02 09:25:05 PM

here to help: rhondajeremy: If the elderly woman was still in control of her money, then her children would have no access to look at her finances unless she showed them. My grandmother would never let her family look at her finances. Only when the courts gave my mom and uncle power of attorney due her dementia worsening that they finally got to review it.

Sure but I said the BANK. They should have realized something was wrong. Hell, I borrowed a relative's CC to buy some stuff (I gave them the cash... just don't have my own cards because I don't like debt or service fees) and they called them to make sure it was legit. $800 000 in a few years for an elderly disabled person should have sent off some alarm bells at the bank.

Just seems odd is all. Maybe she's an old crank and they did call but she told them to f*ck off.


I know you said bank. I thought you were questioning why someone else didn't catch it sooner and that it was finally the bank that caught it. What I was trying to say (badly) is that it probably went unnoticed so long because her family didn't have access and after many sub-par employees, finally one took some initiative when they saw something weird. You are right, why the system didn't trigger something is a curiousity.

You have a nice family, my grandmother would have never let us use her card, even with cash in hand.
 
2012-05-02 09:25:40 PM
HOTY? IDK. OTOH, HOTH FTW!

/IDC
 
2012-05-02 09:27:10 PM

Acharne: HOTH


Headline Of The HOOTCHIEMOMMA!!!
 
2012-05-02 09:29:20 PM

here to help: Acharne: HOTH

Headline Of The HOOTCHIEMOMMA!!!


"HOODRAT, HOODRAT, HOOCHIE MAMA!"
 
2012-05-02 09:29:30 PM

here to help: Sure but I said the BANK. They should have realized something was wrong. Hell, I borrowed a relative's CC to buy some stuff (I gave them the cash... just don't have my own cards because I don't like debt or service fees) and they called them to make sure it was legit. $800 000 in a few years for an elderly disabled person should have sent off some alarm bells at the bank.

Just seems odd is all. Maybe she's an old crank and they did call but she told them to f*ck off.


With so much of banking being automated, it might be a while before a person actually looked at what was going on and flagged the account. (You'd think the automated controls would have picked it up, but apparently not.) When my grandmother passed away, the first thing I did once I got off the phone and got plane tickets was to move a bunch of money out of her bank account. I had PoA before her death and was trustee of her trust when she passed, so not technically illegal, but still could be considered sketchy. Bank didn't even bat an eyelash.
 
2012-05-02 09:34:07 PM
It's often difficult to dismiss or suppress ones deep ingrained entrepreneurial instincts.
 
2012-05-02 09:36:55 PM

rhondajeremy: You have a nice family, my grandmother would have never let us use her card, even with cash in hand.


I've never asked for much from my family so I guess they've come around. They were all convinced I'd be in jail or dead by now (which was bullsh*t) but now they see.

They see.
 
2012-05-02 09:42:04 PM

pisceandreamer: With so much of banking being automated, it might be a while before a person actually looked at what was going on and flagged the account. (You'd think the automated controls would have picked it up, but apparently not.) When my grandmother passed away, the first thing I did once I got off the phone and got plane tickets was to move a bunch of money out of her bank account. I had PoA before her death and was trustee of her trust when she passed, so not technically illegal, but still could be considered sketchy. Bank didn't even bat an eyelash.


I'm assuming this was a case of a negligent bank just happy to take the old lady's fees.

However they'd be losing out on capitol so that DOESN'T make sense.

Whatevs. NYPost is a sh*t paper anyway. There's probably a million details being left out of this story.

I have a feeling this old lady was a horrible battle axe and that's why there was no one around to make sure something like this didn't happen.
 
2012-05-02 09:46:20 PM

here to help: I'm assuming this was a case of a negligent bank just happy to take the old lady's fees.

However they'd be losing out on capitol so that DOESN'T make sense.

Whatevs. NYPost is a sh*t paper anyway. There's probably a million details being left out of this story.

I have a feeling this old lady was a horrible battle axe and that's why there was no one around to make sure something like this didn't happen.


Since it was the aide's bank that picked up on this by the comments on the memos, I think it's likely her own bank either didn't care and possibly COULDN'T do anything. Since the account holder actually signed the checks without any fraud going on that end of things, it's likely the bank just shrugged and went on its way.
 
2012-05-02 09:48:37 PM

skinink: "Pokuwaah, who earned $81,000 a year, sat stone-faced as she listened to her former boss ..."
No one should steal but if you're making $81k a year you have to be a greedy fark to be taking money from old people. I wish I was making close to that because finance wise I'd be sitting pretty. I hope she receives at least a 10 year sentencing.


Yeah, but it's NY. If you move far enough from the city for that to be good money, you end up spending it all to get back into the city to work. Although I gotta say 81K a year to be an elderly aide is a lot more than I thought they got paid. Maybe she was an actual registered nurse, but I'd expect they would command a lot more than that in NY.
 
2012-05-02 09:50:40 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've beverages seen the show


I've joints listened to Pink Floyd, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2012-05-02 09:58:05 PM

SpaceyCat: Since it was the aide's bank that picked up on this by the comments on the memos, I think it's likely her own bank either didn't care and possibly COULDN'T do anything. Since the account holder actually signed the checks without any fraud going on that end of things, it's likely the bank just shrugged and went on its way.


Considering the woman's situation and that the checks were ALL being made out to the home care worker somebody should have noticed something. I could see it being overlooked if it was in the tens of thousands but this was almost a million bucks. Financial institutions are fully aware about elder abuse (the home care workers bank noticed it and they have WAY less reason to care). IDK...

Somethin' ain't right.

I knew a disabled guy years ago who was getting ripped off (and beaten a raped) by some sick bastard. He was so frightened he didn't tell any of his buddies. (we figured something was up but he denied it out of fear). I think it took the bank stepping in before he put an end to it.

Man... if we had known what was goin' on... oh boy....

Dude got sent to the pen.

I don't wish jail rape on people, but that guy... I hope they stretched his hole out so bad his lungs dropped out of it.
 
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