Scott Silver, Silver Law Group’s managing partner, was recently interviewed by Fox35 in Orlando for a story about an in-home nursing assistant who opened a credit card in the name of her elderly patient, which she used to pay for her cosmetic surgery.
A press release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s office states that certified nursing assistant Tiffany Acuna, also known as Tiffany Kent, has been charged with grand theft and “fraudulent use of ID without consent of a victim 60 or older.”
Acuna had been working for American In-Home Care and caring for an 88-year-old Deltona, Florida woman with Alzheimer’s disease. On April 4, 2023, Sheriff’s responded to the home of the woman after her husband called regarding a $7,160 credit card bill for an account that they had not signed up for. American In-Home Care suspended Acuna that day.
An investigation showed that on November, 1 2022 the credit card had been used for multiple procedures at Moon Plastic Surgery of Miami, FL, and that the patient was Tiffany Acuna. Fox 35 reported that the procedures paid for included a Brazilian butt lift, skin tightening, and liposuction on her arms.
Acuna initially denied opening the credit card in her patient’s name and getting cosmetic surgery, but later contacted the victim’s husband to discuss a repayment plan. When Acuna came to the victim’s home with a cash payment and loan agreement, she was arrested and booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Scott Silver told Fox 35 that the people who commit these types of crimes believe they can carry out the fraud quickly and before anyone catches on, and recommended that “the second you are aware of misconduct, you have a duty to report it and work with the companies because the more time that goes by the harder it is going to be to recuperate that money.”
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