Bira paid for the cameras out of his own pocket, mounted them in plain sight and warned caregivers
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When women at a group home for cognitively disabled elderly in Green Bay heard that the home's old proprietor was moving back in, they were terrified.Schimel noted that the cameras are loaned for only 30 days, and that people could already place a camera if they suspected abuse.In Wisconsin, counties reported 7,019 complaints in 2016, up 21 percent from just three years earlier.The National Association of Attorneys General called on its members in August to focus on elder abuse.One, New Jersey, has also begun loaning cameras.Other states are looking at Wisconsin and New Jersey's programs.In suburban Milwaukee, a $650 private camera system installed by James Bira caught a caregiver emptying his mother's liquor cabinet. He paid for the cameras out of his own pocket, mounted them in plain sight and warned caregivers, but it didn't deter the liquor thief.
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