Who’s Watching The Grandparents?

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Do your own background checks on anyone you hire.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo today announced that Central Coast Senior Services of Pacific Grove has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a false advertising complaint.

Flippo’s office began their investigation in April 2006 after two criminal prosecutions involving Central Coast Senior Services employees stealing from elderly clients.

Who’s Watching The Grandparents?

P.G. Caretaking Company Had Employees With Criminal Past

The Monterey County District Attorney recently settled a civil suit that accuses a Pacific Grove elderly care company of false advertising led to placing personal attendants with criminal records in the homes of seniors. Central Coast Senior Services allegedly hired several employees without conducting background checks while, at the same time, advertising that the company screens all employees.

Senior Services has agreed to pay $125,000 in penalties to the district attorney and $50,000 in restitution to Seaside-based Legal Services for Seniors as part of the judgment filed March 26.

P.G. Caretaking Company Had Employees With Criminal Past

P.G. Seniors Continue To Be Easy Marks

Might also explain why they vote Democrat . .

One 62-year-old Pacific Grove man, convinced he was paying fees to claim large sums of prize money from sweepstakes, forked over money for about a year, totaling more than $10,000, Uretsky said.

But the sweepstakes notices the man received in the mail, as many as 10 a day, were a sham. There never was a prize. “We’re flabbergasted when we see people fall for these things,” he said. “If it’s too good to be true, it is.”

In the past year, (Pacific Grove police commander Tom)Uretsky said, he’s seen three such cases, where people were conned.

P.G. Seniors Continue To Be Easy Marks