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For Immediate Release
October 23, 2003
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
scaine@oag.state.md.us

COUPLE CONVICTED OF OPERATING
AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY WITHOUT A LICENSE

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Tillenna Chelsea Wolfe, 30, and her husband Kevin W. Bullock, 31, residents at 8619 Lugano Road in Randallstown, were found guilty on October 22 before The Honorable John C. Coolahan on charges of conspiring to operate and unlawfully operating an assisted living facility called A Touch of Love, Inc. in Owings Mills. Tillenna Wolfe and Kevin Bullock were each ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, the maximum sentence allowed by law for a first conviction of operating an unlicensed assisted living facility. Judge Coolahan imposed an additional $500 fine on both defendants on the second charge of conspiracy between the defendants to operate the unlicensed facility.

The couple opened the facility in the Briarwood apartment complex in Owings Mills on April 1, 2002. Eventually they housed about 20 residents in four apartments there. The residents were severely and chronically mentally ill persons in need of supervision and assistance in medication administration and in their performance of tasks of daily living.

These cases were prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance by the Office of Health Care Quality. The Office of Health Care Quality states that these are the first criminal convictions of operators running an unlicensed assisted living facility since the new laws requiring licensing of ALFs came into effect on January 1, 1999.

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