August 23, 2006
BALTIMORE COUNTY WOMAN CHARGED IN FIVE-COUNT INDICTMENT
FOR NEGLECT OF VULNERABLE ADULT
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced today
that Betty Faye Robinson, an owner of an unlicensed assisted living
facility in Baltimore County was charged by the Grand Jury for
Baltimore County in a five-count indictment in the Circuit Court
for Baltimore County on charges arising from the care Robinson
provided to a resident of the unlicensed facility. The indictment
charges Robinson, 51, of the 700 block of Cliffedge Road, Baltimore
County with one count of Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second
Degree for an incident that occurred at the home where Robinson
cared for vulnerable adult, Chanel G. The indictment also charges
Robinson with Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second Degree,
Felony Theft, Providing Services Unlawfully, and Interference with
the Rights of Individuals concerning the care Robinson provided
to Chanel G. from November 2005 through January 2006.
An indictment is an accusation and all persons are presumed innocent
unless proven guilty. Misdemeanor Abuse or Neglect of a Vulnerable
Adult is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Felony Theft is punishable by up to 15 years incarceration and
a fine up to $25,000. Providing Services Unlawfully is a Misdemeanor
punishable by up to 1 year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Interference
with the Rights of Individuals is a misdemeanor with a punishment
of up to 2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The case is being prosecuted by Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. A trial date has been scheduled for
Monday, November 13, 2006.