Some good news!

@garymarsh6 (17895)
United Kingdom
April 30, 2019 3:53pm CST
Some time ago I wrote an article about a 76-year-old American gentleman who had been abandoned by his family here in England. The horrible family, his wife and son, brought him over to England and with the help of an accomplice dumped him here. They bought him some cheap clothing from a supermarket and dumped him at a bus station. The accomplice took him to the hospital and told them he had found him lying down and thought that he was ill. The mans dementia was very advanced and he was unable to answer any questions about himself. Meanwhile, his wife and son flew off for a three week holiday around Europe before returning to Los Angeles. There was no option but to place him in a nursing home while the police tried to locate his family and find out more about him. One day he did say his name so now the police had something to go on. They put a programme on the BBC someone recognised him from an old school photo and the police contacted interpol and eventually his family were traced to Los Angeles howeve they did not want him back. They did not want to pay for his care. The man was repatriated to Los Angeles and is living in a nursing home there. The accomplice in the UK has had his day in court today and happily he has been jailed for 2 and a half years for the part he played in this plot. I do not know if the authorities in the USA have persued his family and charged them with abandonment. I do so hope that they have ended up in prison too. What a wicked evil way to treat another human being let alone your husband/father. I hope they are sent to Jail for a very long time. This is absolutely no way to treat a person with dementia.
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@CarolDM (29191)
• United States
30 Apr
This breaks my heart. What I would give to have my family members back. You cannot treat others like this and get away with it. Karma will get you eventually.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr
I certainly hope Karma is quick and with a big pair of boots on the end of someones foot!
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@CarolDM (29191)
• United States
30 Apr
@garymarsh6 Indeed!
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@Corbin5 (145977)
• United States
30 Apr
Good to know this man is now receiving the care he deserves.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr
Absolutely and good to know at least someone is being punished for this wicked act.
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@jstory07 (79463)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Apr
That is so wrong why not put him in a place to help him with his dementia.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr
To bring him all the way to England, not just a strange town but a different country is so wrong!
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@jstory07 (79463)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 May
@garymarsh6 They should file charges against them.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 May
The lengths that people go to be evil and cruel I tell you this is astoundingly evil Good that accomplice got jail time.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
I always think that God will pay his debts in different ways. I hope that they have been dealt with very harshly!
• Lenox, Georgia
30 Apr
This is so sad, glad the man is getting cared for now.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
No thanks to them poor fellow!
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@just4him (157754)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Apr
That is so horrible. I'm so sorry for the man. I'm glad the accomplice got jail time and I hope his family in LA does too.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Absolutely Valerie. I do hope so too!
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@amadeo (95815)
• United States
30 Apr
that is so terrible but not surprised.Lot of families are like this.They do not want the responsibility to take care of their loved one.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr
It is a horrible thing to do to your father. It made me so angry the poor man!
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@rebelann (49616)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Apr
I hope that woman and her son lose their home so that the elderly gentleman can live in his own home and with an attending caregiver other than his immediate family. Wasn't it the rolling stones who sang about ruthless people?
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
I think they were pretty low down in the human chain to be honest! Besides you can't really get lower than that. I wonder if the thousands of $$$ spent on their trip around Europe would have been better spent on his care.
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@rebelann (49616)
• El Paso, Texas
1 May
Yes, that money would have been better spent on him but it would seem they thought they'd rather see Europe @garymarsh6 I believe in Karma so I figure they'll get hit triple fold with exactly the same thing they did.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
@rebelann It would be nice if someone could find out if they were ever prosecuted in the USA
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@hereandthere (37113)
• Philippines
1 May
i hope they make the family pay for all the expenses incurred since they left him in the uk and now that he's in a nursing home
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
I doubt it but feel as you do!
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• Philippines
2 May
@garymarsh6 then they get the last laugh and will go on their merry way
@TheSojourner (22151)
• United States
30 Apr
I am not sure that 2 1/2 years is enough, but glad that something is happening. What a shame for this man with dementia.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
It is a horrible illness and thankfully he was well cared for while he was here. Hopefully the same applies for him back in LA. As for his relatives I sincerely hope they get what they deserve!
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• United States
1 May
@garymarsh6 I think living a miserable life is probably what they deserve and are getting. People that treat others like that are not generally happy people.
@Gillygirl (30924)
• Sutton, England
30 Apr
Good grief Gary I remember your post. Amazing that someone recognised him from a school photo. I'm glad the accomplice has been jailed. I would hope that his family would be pursued in the USA and jailed. If not then I sincerely hope karma will get them. This is humanity at it's lowest.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Karma is a wonderful thing Gilly
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@Gillygirl (30924)
• Sutton, England
1 May
@garymarsh6 Yep can be and hope they get a big dollop of it.
@Fleura (9693)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr
I remember that story, the lengths people will go to is astonishing! Hopefully no-one else will think of trying such a thing.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
I have seen it here too so it is not unique in itself but the lengths they went to to bring him here is disgraceful.
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@Fleura (9693)
• United Kingdom
1 May
@garymarsh6 It is difficult to imagine doing such a thing to your own parent, and yet I can imagine people are scared by the enormous costs of care and if said parent no longer even knows who they are then I can see how they might think it would be a good idea to bring them here and get the benefit of free care from the NHS.
@LeaPea2417 (25302)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 May
That is awful! Some people are so evil!
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
They certainly are!
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@JudyEv (160353)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May
I am so glad that these evil people have been traced. I do hope they have to pay for the terrible treatment of the poor guy. Honestly, some people really are the pits.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Yes and they share the same earth as us unfortunately!
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@RasmaSandra (27935)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 May
That is the worst thing I ever heard. What horrible people. That is not a family that is a nightmare. I am glad that poor man is back in LA.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
OH there are plenty of dregs of society around the world like this!
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@hexeduser22 (6708)
• Philippines
1 May
They were able to afford a holiday trip around Europe and yet they couldn't care for the man of the house. They don't know the meaning of family The accomplice should be put somewhere isolated, away from everyone and on a strange land.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Yes they all want locking up for doing something so outrageous!
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@allknowing (82989)
• India
30 Apr
Taking care of someone with dementia is not easy but they could have aleast placed him in a place where he could be taken care of. Hope the family is sent to jail too.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
NO, it is very difficult indeed. I do not feel this family were the best society has to offer probably not the type of people we would have in our social circle!
@Tampa_girl7 (30754)
• United States
30 Apr
Thanks for the update Gary. That is such a cruel thing to do to someone.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Absolutely I know you would be thinking along the same lines as me Marie! That is why you are a decent human being and they are the lowest of the low!
• United States
30 Apr
That is absolutely disgusting and I hope they are jailed too. How cruel and that is lower than low treating a family member that way. Maybe the man is better off being cared for in a nursing home. I'm sure his family wouldn't have treated him very well.
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Imagine these people walk among us! Frightening if they can do it to their own kin!
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@much2say (35331)
• United States
30 Apr
I'm glad he is getting the care he needs now, but wow that's pretty crummy what his family did to him. That's like the old days where people would send the elderly "to the hills". I don't see how this so-called family thought they could get away with such a scheme - they are wicked indeed!
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@garymarsh6 (17895)
• United Kingdom
1 May
Absolutely but I believe in what goes round comes round! Karma is a brilliant thing!
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