Director of senior living facility arrested for stealing cash from unsuspecting resident


Serafina Frahm, Director at The Point at Ocean Boulevard on SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart (Source: MCSO)

From MCSO: 53-year old Serafina Frahm, Director at The Point at Ocean Boulevard on SE Ocean Boulevard, didn’t think an 82-year-old resident at her independent living facility would notice hundreds of dollars missing from her purse.

She was right. The trusting senior resident didn’t notice, but the victim’s son did. In fact, he was so certain something was happening to his mother’s weekly spending money that he set up a camera inside her apartment and sat patiently in a closet wondering if something was going to happen.

What did happen was unsettling. In the video, facility Director Serafina Frahm, can be seen inside the apartment, opening dresser drawers and removing hundreds of dollars in cash from the victim’s purse. She wiped down the wallet with a cloth then began to walk out.

That’s when the victim’s son entered the room, confronted Frahm and called the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Frahm admitted to detectives that she used her master key to enter the apartment when she knew the victim would be out.

Fortunately the victim’s son paid close attention to his mother’s daily activities and raised concerns to Martin County Sheriff’s Detectives when he felt that something was amiss. The woman’s family believes the theft happened on at least four occasions, with more than $1000.00 in cash missing.

Frahm was charged with burglary and grand theft from a person 65-years or older. She was booked into the Martin County Jail. Detectives are concerned that there may be more victims.

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