Nurse’s Aid Accused Of Taking A Patient’s Debit Card
Houston, MS — (Press Release) A nurse’s aide has been arrested on an indictment for exploitation of a vulnerable person at a long term care facility in Lowndes County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Roshanuan McFarland, 30, of West Point, turned herself in to authorities at the Lowndes County jail Tuesday following an indictment from a Lowndes County Grand Jury charging her with one count exploitation of a vulnerable person. The indictment alleges that McFarland used a patient’s Social Security debit card to withdraw money from a local ATM for her personal needs without permission from the patient.
McFarland posted a $5,000 bond. If convicted of the charge, she faces up to 10 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt it a court of law.
Investigation and prosecution of the case is being handled by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division.