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South Carolina Ombudsman Program Coordinates with Other Agencies to Ensure Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Adult Residents After an Assisted Living Facility Owner is Charged with Neglecting and Exploiting Residents

February 14, 2022

A South Carolina man who owns and runs two assisted living facilities was arrested and charged with neglecting and exploiting vulnerable adults and breach of trust. The owner exploited a vulnerable adult resident by improperly and unlawfully allowing a resident to work, manage, and/or provide care to other residents at the facility, thereby placing the victim at a substantial risk of causing physical or mental injury to himself and other residents at the facility.

The owner also deposited a Social Security check of a vulnerable adult resident in the amount of $66,110.00 into his own account and then converted the funds to his own personal use, to include the purchase of a personal vehicle.

South Carolina’s Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Long-Term Care Ombudsman are coordinating to ensure continuity of care for vulnerable adult residents impacted by this arrest.

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