Woman sought in elder neglect case

February 6, 2009 12:12:26 PM PST
Police are looking for a Delaware woman who, they say, neglected an elderly man in her care.Helen Lloyd is facing seven felony charges for her lack of care and economic exploitation of the man.

According to investigators, the man lived at Hillside Nursing home, where Lloyd worked. In 2004, the man's family consented to moving the him from the nursing home to Lloyd's home and was placed in her care.

The man had a history of stroke, partial paralysis, suffered from a seizure disorder and was bedbound.

Lloyd became the representative for the man, and collected his monthly Social Security check. The money was to be used only for the man's personal care and his share of the rent.

In September, 2007, New Castle County Police received a call that the man had been left alone. At the home, police found the man by himself inside the dirty house with no electricity and dog feces on the floor. Adult Protective Services was notified and became involved in the case.

In April, 2008, the man was admitted to Christiana Hospital for bedsores.

Then, in May 2008, police were called to let APS workers into a home Lloyd claimed to be living. They found the man on a hospital bed with no sheets, with debris and piles of food on the floor. Again, the man was admitted to the hospital for treatment of bedsores. It was at his point the man was removed from Lloyd's care.

After an investigation, police found that the money Lloyd was collecting from the Social Security paytments exceeded the amount she needed. They also say Lloyd continued to collect the man's Social Security even after he was taken out of her care.

The Newark Police Department is currently seeking Helen Lloyd. She is a white female, 5' 8" tall, 175 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last known to be living in the Middletown area.

Information concerning her whereabouts can be reported to Det. Andrew Rubin at 302-366-7110 ext. 135 or Andrew.Rubin@cj.state.de.us.

Information can also be anonymously given to Crime Stoppers, where a reward may be available, by calling 1-800-TIP-3333.

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