Tax Problems for NC Assisted Living Center

Assisted living center executive, Ronald Burrell, agreed to plead guilty in a tax evasion scheme that involved dozens of assisted living facilities in North and South Carolina. Burrell, a Wilmington resident, allegedly filed fraudulent tax documents that showed the tax balance was paid in full, when in reality, it was not.

Burrell was the CEO of the now bankrupt Careamerica Adult Care. His tax fraud was committed in an effort to avoid paying about $4.5 million in taxes. Burrell’s company has a history of finance problems, with one instance of taking advantage of employees’ compensation. Almost six years ago, assisted living staff of The Meadows of Wilson walked off the job because Careamerica didn’t pay them for their work. Burrell has been ordered to pay $4.8 million in restitution.

Families need to be extra vigilant when choosing nursing homes and assisted living centers. Part of finding a safe nursing home in NC for a loved one involves checking license history, reading reviews and speaking with residents’ families, not to mention visiting the facilities themselves to make sure residents are well cared for. Senior financial abuse is a growing problem.

If you are suspicious of senior financial fraud, someone taking advantage of an elderly person’s bank accounts, contact a nursing home abuse attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. Our Raleigh nursing home neglect lawyers represent cases of elderly abuse across the entire state of North Carolina. Caring for aging parents, relatives and friends is expensive; don’t let caregivers or negligent nursing homes take advantage of your loved one’s finances. Innocent seniors adjusting from an independent lifestyle are under great stress, there’s no need to compound that with unnecessary financial stress because of another party’s negligence. Contact nursing home abuse attorneys at our Raleigh, Fayetteville or Dunn offices at 800.849.5931.
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