March 6, 2000
Portland Police Chief Calls for Licensing of Elderly Caregivers To Combat Crime Against the Elderly
Portland, Maine police chief, Michael Chitwood, announced a proposal to require elderly caregivers to be licensed as a way to combat crimes against the elderly. The proposal comes in response to a light sentence handed down in January to a Patricia Levis, a personal care assistant convicted of stealing from elderly clients at a Portland assisted living complex. Despite a history of 19 felony convictions, Ms. Levis was able to obtain a job caring for the elderly and was . . .