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Trusted Aide Ransacked Our Safe

From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights resident recounts how the trusted aide of her elderly mother ransacked precious valuables. Full Story

L’Chaim: Jacobson – Fellig

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Yossi.
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Yossi.

AGREE about #10

Joey
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Joey

BS”D very unfortunate sad and aggravating may it be instead of something else

wow
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wow

im so so sorry for your loss!!!!!!

Hire another detective
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Hire another detective

Find out where she lives and track her. Hope at least some of the items are recovered.

Bolt Down Safe
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Bolt Down Safe

Sorry for your loss. I recommend everyone have a bolt-down safe which screws into the floor. Harder to walk away with that. If one is renting and can’t bolt down, then it should be hidden from view, especially from help.

Sorry...but
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Sorry...but

Nothing to do with checking mezuzah or insurance. Common unwritten rule is to remove ALL valuables from home of elderly disabled parents BEFORE you let them work in the home. I am speaking from personal experience in dealing with my father’s aides.

I am so sorry this happened to you
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I am so sorry this happened to you

Thank you for the important tips and reminders. Like comment 2 said, May this be instead of something else, a kapara

Agree with post # 6
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Agree with post # 6

Had similar experiences unfortunately.

Q to author
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Q to author

Do you knowif the dollars of the Rebbe were marked at all or were they just the dollars without any additional writing on it (such as person’s name, date etc)

Sounds fishy
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Sounds fishy

If the PD is garbage, throw him on the street. Nothing he says makes any sense. Nor does “nobody saw her steal.”

Oh and one other thing: Install Nannycams eveyywhere. Because elder abuse is far more disturbing than losing your jewelry & money. This should be a given.

שפיגל ירושלים
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שפיגל ירושלים

The FBI should be informed promptly and a Private detective should be on her 24 /7 and make a citizen’s arrest.

Yankel Goldstein
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Yankel Goldstein

When my mother had an aide move in , prior to the date of move in , I removed all jewelry , all silver and valuable China . Saved our family a lot of grief at the end as I had heard of horror stories from my friends who advised me to do same . Do it today and save youself a lot of Agmas Nefesh later .

Izzy
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Izzy

You can rent a safe deposit box from most local banks for a small monthly fee ( shoe box size for around $20.00 per month)

please post a picture
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please post a picture

it would be helpful to post a picture so that others can be aware not tp hire her. I am sure she is laughing at us all

Thx for sharing
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Thx for sharing

So Sorry for your loss , But its very kind of you to share your story with all col members . We took everything out of our mothers house, thx for friends warnings. Thx again and good Luck

Not just elderly, disabled and children are vulnerable.
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Not just elderly, disabled and children are vulnerable.

In addition to the advice given: Be aware that temptation and opportunity are parters with the yetzer horah. A relative discovered that an employee of many decades was stealing goods from his business because he was approached with an offer much higher than his wages. Over many years of business we found even relatives could take advantage of situations. If a child or an incapacitated person doesn’t seem comfortable with someone find out why and if you think it is neccessary get someone else. “Not a good fit” is an aceptabe excuse for dismissing an employee who is taking care… Read more »

about safes
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about safes

A safe that anyone can walk off with is worse than useless, because it’s obviously a container for valuables. Bolt your safe to either the floor or a sturdy built-in shelf (for example in a linen closet). If to a shelf, use the special bolts that cannot be removed from the underside of the shelf. Also beware, many so-called safes are easily openable. A couple of years ago there was a video made of supposed gun safes being opened by toddlers. I did extensive research on small safes when I became the owner of a handgun for home defense, the… Read more »

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