Former Personal Care Home Manager Gets Five Years in Prison
A personal care home manager who stole drugs from senior residents was sentenced to five years in prison and five years probation after he plead guilty to felony charges from October.
The man, was sentenced for possession of hydrocodone and for possession of darvocet, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts concerning possession of tramadol, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of a drug-related object. There were also initially six counts of cruelty to persons 65 years and older, and seven counts of reckless conduct, all misdemeanors.
The man was also given a $3,000 fine, 300 hours of community services, participation in an alcohol and drug abuse program, random drug testing and special conditions which include not being able to be around personal care facilities or nursing homes with residents over 65 years of age.
The man managed an assisted living facility owned by his wife. He was arrested in October of 2008 after a resident’s relative raised suspicions and an undercover investigation was conducted by the sheriff’s office using audio and video surveillance. It appeared the former manager had been stealing drugs for about a year. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Sun, December 13, 2009
by Kristie Pierce