mahz

Troy, IL

#44 Oct 5, 2012
kind to others wrote:
This is what I am concerned about! There are those who say she is a kind,sweet lady and then I am seeing this kind of stuff and I just am so confused how this can describe the same caregiver to the elderly. If this stuff really does happen, why is she not in jail????
Because it's not about what people know, it's what they can prove in court. Sounds like she is a consummate con lady.
please

Granite City, IL

#45 Oct 5, 2012
kind to others wrote:
This is what I am concerned about! There are those who say she is a kind,sweet lady and then I am seeing this kind of stuff and I just am so confused how this can describe the same caregiver to the elderly. If this stuff really does happen, why is she not in jail????
. PLEASE DO NOT let her care for ur family member. I don't even know u and I am begging you not to. This is not something to play around with its not like high school drama we are talking about she is an older woman and obviously something is not right. I hope this topix post helped you in your decision and I hope u take it seriously. After reading this why not just find someone else? After reading all of this if I did not know her I still wouldn't even take the chance with my family. It's not like u are hiring her to cut your grass she will be in your family members home and have access to everything of theirs and she will be responsible for their well being. I'm just saying why chance it just bc she may not have done something yet to some ppl which is why they think she is great.
neighbor

Granite City, IL

#46 Oct 5, 2012
did she stay in a house in mitchell on meadow ln?

Since: Oct 12

Collinsville, IL

#47 Oct 6, 2012
Thanks to all who have commented. I already had decided to NOT use her, after reading these previous post. Somehow, she needs to be stopped. Elder abuse is rampant in the caregiver community, and I'm going to do everything i can to help nip it in the bud. I am really concerned about an older lady that gave her a good reference to me. If any new info surfaces who you all please post so I can try and convince this lady to open her eyes and question her care and the amount of money she pays and might be missing!?!
its a small world

Troy, IL

#48 Oct 7, 2012
let me just say this, california background check should answer all your concerns.

Since: Oct 12

Collinsville, IL

#49 Oct 7, 2012
its a small world wrote:
let me just say this, california background check should answer all your concerns.
It's a small world- I'm new to all this, can you tell me how I go about this. Is it something I pay to get or is there a web site I can find this on??? Sorry i'm so dumb, but i just don't think like a crimminal! Since posting on here, much drama has occurred with this lady wanting employment from me. Pushy to say the least! I need some hard core facts to make sense of all this.Have you had personal dealings with this lady or do you have info from someone else I could talk with more openly?
its a small world

Troy, IL

#50 Oct 7, 2012
there are web sites where you can have criminal background checks done. I do believe it does cost, how much I dont know.
mahz

Belleville, IL

#51 Oct 8, 2012
you can go down to the police station and have one done as well

Since: Oct 12

Collinsville, IL

#52 Oct 8, 2012
its a small world wrote:
let me just say this, california background check should answer all your concerns.
Have you had dealings with her personally? Also, what city in california, if you happen to know. Do you know if she is just kind of mental, or mean spirited?
hooiser mama

Brazil, IN

#53 Oct 12, 2012
please don't have anything to do with this person. Check California records and you will get answers.
hoosier mama

Troy, IL

#54 Oct 12, 2012
prison in California for senior abuse and embezzelment.

Since: Oct 12

Collinsville, IL

#55 Oct 12, 2012
OMG! Do you know what city in California she was charged in? I have seen that she has lived in a ton of them and I'm not getting too far on a criminal report that isn't going to cost me an arm and leg if i have to do every city or municipality. I can't prove anything in court yet but she needs to be shut down here in Illinois! i did hear she has a relative that works at Collinsville Walmart, but can't seem to get a name. Heard this person doesn't have anything to do with her. i have just recently found out from the person I'm trying to protect, that Mary Upton has been building a so called "friendship" with them and in the process, has taken advantage monetarily of their gulibilty and kindness. She is sly like a fox, but she will have to answer to God for abusing old people.
hoosier mama

Troy, IL

#56 Oct 12, 2012
try LA county sheriffs dept or the california dept of corrections,

Since: Oct 12

Collinsville, IL

#57 Oct 12, 2012
Thanks! I'll try tommorrow.
Concerned

Belleville, IL

#58 Oct 15, 2012
She stayed at my grandmothers for a while and ended up stealing alot of valueables from her. while at the same time was living there free she didnt even pay for her own food, and trying to have us pay her to be there.she is a horrible person and deserves to get caught

Since: Oct 12

East Alton, IL

#59 Oct 16, 2012
Concerned- your grandmother hadn't been in a nursing home previously and then met up with this character to do in home care so she could be at home by chance did she ????? Were you unable to get her charged with anything? I am running into a lot of dead ends and I can't prove any of my own suspections(sp?). These are a few of the so called facts about her life that has been discussed with my person of concern: 1) She is here to settle her mothers estate,2) Her husband was lost at sea on a boating accident with one of his relatives while in Cal.,3)at one time she herself was a sherriff,4)is due to get some sort of settlement from a lawsuit brought on by a deceptive financial investor,has a relative who works in Collinsville@Walmart but has nothing to do with Mary,5) has 2 grandchildren in Cal. whom she has never seen due to expenses, 6) has a brain tumor that keeps her from sleeping in bed due to head position on pillow,7)is trying to "save up" money for an MRI brain scan that her "current" insurance doesn't cover, so she has to go to Bloomington,Il. to get. Does any of this sound familiar? Thru the grape vine, I heard she is "caring" at night for an old lady around 90 years old. Someone needs to warn this family but don't know her name or anything about her.

Since: Oct 12

East Alton, IL

#60 Oct 16, 2012
Concerned- forgot to ask how you got her out of your gmothers home? Also how was she referred to your g-mother?
HeHe

Granite City, IL

#61 Oct 16, 2012
I heard awhile back she also said she had leukemia and was doing chemo so she must have a ton of extremely bad illnesses. Haha ya right! Oh and also I heard her son doesn't want anything to do with her which is probably the reason she doesn't see her grandkids. She shouldn't have to pay for food I heard she has a link card.
hoosier momma

Troy, IL

#62 Oct 17, 2012
kind to others wrote:
Concerned- your grandmother hadn't been in a nursing home previously and then met up with this character to do in home care so she could be at home by chance did she ????? Were you unable to get her charged with anything? I am running into a lot of dead ends and I can't prove any of my own suspections(sp?). These are a few of the so called facts about her life that has been discussed with my person of concern: 1) She is here to settle her mothers estate,2) Her husband was lost at sea on a boating accident with one of his relatives while in Cal.,3)at one time she herself was a sherriff,4)is due to get some sort of settlement from a lawsuit brought on by a deceptive financial investor,has a relative who works in Collinsville@Walmart but has nothing to do with Mary,5) has 2 grandchildren in Cal. whom she has never seen due to expenses, 6) has a brain tumor that keeps her from sleeping in bed due to head position on pillow,7)is trying to "save up" money for an MRI brain scan that her "current" insurance doesn't cover, so she has to go to Bloomington,Il. to get. Does any of this sound familiar? Thru the grape vine, I heard she is "caring" at night for an old lady around 90 years old. Someone needs to warn this family but don't know her name or anything about her.
some of these thing are true, HOWEVER... her relatives here have very little to nothing to do with her. they know what she is all about and things she has done.her relationship with her son is enstranged. as far as the husband lost at sea...yea right!! just save yourself the grief and problem that comes with her and DONT HIRE HER and tell her to kick rocks.
kind to others

Carlyle, IL

#63 Oct 19, 2012
I had a nice long conversation with a law enforcement individual yesterday, who confirmed that she was found guilty of elder abuse and theft and embezzelment in LA county in 2000. It showed she was put on probation.Doesn't seem like she learned her lesson very well. I am hoping to teach her another one. I hate people who prey on the old and the innocent! Attorney General and Dept. of aging hot line here I come.

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