Several elderly people in need of care from the region of Ypres have been confronted with an empty wallet after their nap in recent years. A young health care worker turned out to be behind the thefts.
“She seemed like a young innocent woman when she came to look after Grandpa every day,” say the three daughters of Emile Muylle (90) from Ypres. “She was always very friendly and did a good job. In retrospect, she did strange things: pop in at unexpected moments to use the toilet, for example. ”
The daughters then set up a trap. “We put five 20 euro bills in his drawer and came for an inspection shortly after her departure. The money had disappeared, then we went to the police. ” The woman, who continues to deny most of the facts, risks an effective prison sentence and fine.