Local Woman Accused of Alleged Assisted Living Scheme

A home belonging to the assisted living company
A home belonging to the assisted living company | Image by NBC DFW

The operator of five assisted living facilities in North Texas is being investigated after allegations of abuse, fraud, and theft were made against her.

Regla “Su” Becquer, 49, and her staff at unlicensed community living homes across Tarrant County have been under investigation for months by the Arlington Police Department’s (APD) Behavioral Health Law Enforcement Unit. Becquer owns Love and Caring for People LLC, a company based in Mansfield, according to a business filing created in May 2022.

The unit fielded allegations that the facilities’ operators and staff had been neglecting, abusing, and stealing from residents, who are adults with mental and physical disabilities.

“We need to address these invisible victims,” said Lt. Kimberly Harris, an officer with APD, according to NBC 5 DFW. “Because that’s what they are.”

Becquer and her staff allegedly neglected their clients by failing to provide them with medical attention, drugging them each night, and cutting them off from their loved ones.

“In one instance, a gentleman was wheelchair-bound, however, he had no wheelchair at the home and was unable to go around or get anywhere in the house,” Harris said, according to Fox 4 KDFW. “He had to crawl. He had scars from crawling around.”

Becquer was arrested and booked in Tarrant County jail on February 15 in lieu of a $750,000 bond. She was charged with abandoning/endangering an individual in imminent danger of bodily injury, yet more charges may be pending.

Several incidents of fraud are also under investigation, with Becquer and others allegedly using residents’ debit cards and stealing their personal information to falsify wills and credit card applications.

Although five homes have already been identified as reportedly belonging to Becquer’s company, others may exist. Three are in Arlington, one is in Mansfield, and another is in Grand Prairie. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call APD’s tipline at (817) 575-3230.

In Dallas, the most prevalent white-collar crimes are confidence and false pretense schemes and swindles, according to data from the City’s crime analytics dashboard. A total of 281 such crimes have been reported as of March 11. They are greatly outnumbered by property crimes and crimes against persons, with motor vehicle theft (3,120) and simple assaults (2,733) seeing the most reports this year.

Monthly analyses from the Metroplex Civic & Business Association show that Downtown Dallas regularly sees more criminality than Fort Worth’s city center, with January alone seeing roughly 24 times more auto thefts, six times more assaults, and 35 times more criminal property damage complaints.

DPD will have a budget of just $654 million this fiscal year, with City leaders opting to spend considerably fewer taxpayer dollars on police compared to their counterparts in other high-crime jurisdictions like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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