RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- A chilling crime of abuse prompted a severely disabled man to contact 12 On Your Side through Facebook.
Josh Wilson has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic, but two thieving healthcare workers maxed out his credit card and crashed his van.
Josh talks using a special head device. His head also controls the mechanism to move his wheelchair, because his hands are useless.
"My former aides threatened to not care for me unless I allowed them to use my cards," said Josh. "This put me in a very serious and dangerous position."
Josh needs personal aides for life-sustaining care. Everyday things like opening a can of soda, getting dressed, things he can't do for himself - including getting in and out of bed.
His caretakers were suppose to be taking care of him, preparing his meals, but according to some of the expenses I've seen, they were eating out at restaurants and feeding him junk.