Elder Abuse - Theft
Belleville Ontario - A 23-year-old city woman was arrested and charged Wednesday June 24th 2015, following an investigation into a local case of elder abuse.
Members of the Belleville Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch began investigating after a complaint was received of an elderly resident of a local long term care facility was missing money from their room. The investigation revealed an employee in the facility had been entering the resident’s room and stealing money.
Twenty – three year old Kelsey Seniuk was charged with the 2 Counts of Theft under $5,000.
She was released from custody on a PTA with an OIC undertaking, and has a first appearance on July 22nd 2015.
The Belleville Police Service would like to remind the public of various resources available to those seeking assistance or wanting to report Elder Abuse:
Belleville Police Service – 613-966-0882
Crime Stoppers – 613-969-8477 (Call an anonymously report suspicions, incidents to police)
Elder Abuse Prevention Support Line – 1-855-542-1336 (Confidential peer to peer support for victims of Elder Abuse throughoutEastern Ontario)
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuswww.onpea.org
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly – www.advocacycentreelderly.org