• Caregiver accused of stealing thousands from brain-damaged patient

    By: Tom Regan


    Dunwoody police arrested a man on charges of stealing more than $10,000 in cash from the bank account of a patient who had hired him to provide domestic assistance.
    The caregiver, Geoffrey Mogere, 30, of Sandy Springs, works for an Alpharetta company that provides in -home care for disabled individuals and seniors.
    The victim, whose name was withheld by police, suffered a traumatic brain injury.
    Police said Mogere helped the victim at home and transported him to appointments. The patient also gave Mogere his ATM debit card and password information to obtain spending money.
    "The victim would give the suspect information to get money out of the ATM for him and the suspect would take additional money without the authorization of the victim," said Dunwoody police spokesman Officer Tim Fecht.
    Fecht told Channel 2's Tom Regan the suspect made more than two dozen ATM withdrawals and skimmed hundreds of dollars at a time.
    The patient’s mother notified police when she became suspicious about her son's financial records.
    "His mother found out while doing his taxes that a certain amount of money was missing," Fecht said.
    Regan contacted the company that employs Mogere. The company’s founder said he was cooperating with police in the investigation and reported the employee after the family contacted him about the suspected criminal activity.
    Mogere remains jailed on felony charges of theft and exploitation of a disabled person.
    "He hired this gentleman to help him out and he just took advantage of the situation," Fecht said.

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