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NEW JERSEY - Untold amounts of money have been pilfered from nursing home residents' funds by those entrusted to protect them, and little government oversight exists to prevent it. This is one reason the state decided to intervene under a new law requiring the New Jersey Health Commissioner to routinely audit residents' accounts, officials said.
Leaders in the U.S. Senate have called for a government review of how nursing homes handle facility-managed trust funds.
Nursing home workers face few impediments in stealing money from residents' trust funds, according to a USA Today investigation that uncovered thousands of cases of financial exploitation.