Nursing home thefts on the rise in St. Louis area - KMOV.com

Nursing home thefts on the rise in St. Louis area

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By Carlos Otero By Carlos Otero

(KMOV.com) -- Those who live in assisted living have been called the “perfect victims.”

They’re sometimes helpless, perhaps dealing with early dementia.

One expert says theft is one of the most common problems nursing home residents experience.

News 4 found two more police reports of people stealing from the elderly in assisted living facilities. We wanted to know who’s protecting these senior citizens.

Click the video above to see what we found out.

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