State Attorney General calls for criminal background check on home health care aides

In the wake of a $9,000 credit fraud crime committed by home health-care worker Laurie Ann Langyel in the name of her 89 year old client, Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wants lawmakers to pass legislation requiring home health care agencies to conduct criminal background checks on their aides. His proposal would prohibit agencies from hiring anyone convicted of a felony in the past 10 years. During her arraignment hearing it ws revealed Langyel had prior convictions on her record for fourth-degree larceny.

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