GOSHEN — Goshen Police are investigating the theft of money from some clients at ADEC. That’s the Association for the Disabled of Elkhart County.
We’ve been talking to employees and got a statement from the CEO. They say this goes against everything the company stands for.
ADEC is a nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Elkhart and St. Joseph County.
Goshen Police are investigating allegations that a former ADEC employee stole money from seven clients’ bank accounts.
Some people at the ADEC location in Bristol told us that the clients sometimes don’t have access to their own bank accounts.
One employee said she would work for free because she loves her job and clients. She couldn’t imagine anyone would steal from a client.
According to the police report, the incidents began July 7 of this year and ended on August 11. The police report was filed this Tuesday.
WSBT reached out to ADEC, and the CEO provided this statement:
“ADEC’s due diligence is to protect our clients—a tradition that we hold for more than 68 years–includes conducting audits on our residential clients’ financial accounts. We noticed a discrepancy in reporting and followed proper protocol as outlined by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS).”
Goshen Police say they have a detective working on this investigation. They couldn’t provide a suspect’s name at the time.