July 21, 2004
NURSE CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF A VULNERABLE ADULT
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a former
geriatric nursing assistant of Mariner Health of Overlea (located
at 6116 Belair Road) was charged with one count of second degree
abuse of a vulnerable adult and one count of second degree assault
in connection with an incident that occurred on December 29,
2003. Jacquetta Green, 31, of Wakefield Road in Baltimore was
charged by criminal information. It is alleged that the incident
occurred while she was on duty and responsible for the care of
the victim who is a resident of the facility.
Second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor carrying
a maximum of five years in jail and/or a fine of $5,000.00. Second
degree assault is a misdemeanor and carrying a maximum of 10 years
in jail and/or a fine of $2,500. A criminal information is an accusation
and all persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. A trial
date of August 13, 2004 has been set.
This case was
investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, which has authority to prosecute abuse or neglect
of vulnerable persons in facilities that receive Medicaid funds.