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Jackson caregiver arrested for felony exploitation of vulnerable person

Source: Attorney General's office Source: Attorney General's office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson caregiver has been arrested for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person. 

According to investigators with the Attorney General's Office, 51-year-old Theodora Smith of Jackson, turned herself into the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday following an indictment by a Rankin County grand jury for one count of felony exploitation of an incapacitated person. Smith was booked into the Rankin County Jail with a bond of $5,000.

The indictment alleges that in October 2015, Smith and two co-defendants illegally charged more than $250 to a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program card that belonged to a patient at the Jackson nursing home where Smith worked.

If convicted, Smith faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 in fines.

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