Former community center director is sentenced - - Jackson, MS

Former community center director is sentenced

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A former community health and welfare center director is going to prison for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Daisy Shannon, 49, of Jackson was sentenced Monday before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd on two counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person, after pleading guilty on May 18.

Shannon was sentenced to serve five years with four suspended on each count in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The counts are to run concurrently, meaning that she will serve one year in jail.

Shannon is to serve two years post release supervision, at which she will begin to paying restitution to the victims, as well as paying $500 to Crime Victim's Compensation fund and $500 to the Attorney General's Office for investigative costs.

At the time the crimes were committed, Shannon worked as the director of a Jackson community health and welfare center.

She admitted to obtaining and converting for her own use approximately $2,100 from two of the residents of the facility in April and July of 2012.

This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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