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For Immediate Release
August 3, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE COUNTY CAREGIVER CHARGED WITH NEGLECT
OF A VULNERABLE ADULT

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announces that former caregiver, Nancy Dewitt has been charged in connection with an incident that occurred in Baltimore County on May 30, 2006. It is alleged that Dewitt failed to provide necessary assistance and resources for the developmentally disabled woman who was in her care.

Dewitt, 49, of the 1300 block of Highland Drive in Baltimore, was charged by criminal information in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County with one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult. Intentional abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $5,000. A criminal information is an accusation, and all persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted 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.

Trial is scheduled for September 12, 2006.

   

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