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.