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For Immediate Release
August 23, 2006
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Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

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 Curran’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. A trial date has been scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2006.

   

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