Employees at Two Alabama Nursing Homes Charged with Abuse, Theft
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on January 15, 2015 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
Two employees at separate Bessemer, Ala. nursing homes are facing charges for crimes against the elderly residents they were hired to care for: one for abuse and the other for theft.
According to Attorney General Luther Strange, 34-year-old Latrice Shuntae Brown, of Birmingham, has been charged with abuse of a protected person, and was indicted for the allegations in October of last year.
According to reports, Brown was a caretaker at Golden Living Center-Meadowood when she allegedly threw an 86-year-old patient across a bed, causing the patient to sustain a laceration and bruise on her forehead, as well as causing a cut to her hand in the process. Stitches were later required for the injury.
According to a news release, after the allegations were made public the incident was investigated by the Attorney Generals Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
The second offender, 49-year-old Anita Denise Miller, of Adger, worked at the Oak Trace Care and Rehabilitation Center when she was charged with forgery and theft of a patients trust fund monies. Miller was also indicted in October. Her charges amount to seven counts of third-degree forgery and three counts of first-degree theft which began when she was a bookkeeper for the home. Miller allegedly stole $10,000 from a patients trust fund, forging signatures to do so.
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