The former adminstrator of the Winterville Retirement Center, Sherrye Dianne Huff, was arrested on five felony charges. The charges included three counts of theft and two coutns of explointing an elderly or diabled person. The person she tole from was an Alzheimer’s patient at the facility.
The Alzheimer’s patient told his family that Huff was stealing his money, but had a hard time convincing them due to his condition. Initially, the family just brushed off the allegations. Investigators not only found out the allegations were true of theft, but other types of abuse were taking place as well.
One patient was punched in the face by an employee for taking some butter off a food cart in the dining hall. Another employee was taking a patient’s prescription drugs.
Though people place trust in professionals to take care of their loved ones, relatives need to look for signs of abuse. Elder abuse is one of the most unrecognized and under-reported crimes.
At the law offices of John Foy and Associates, we take the abuse of the vulnerable and elderly very seriously. We will do what it takes to get the compensation and justice you or your loved one deserve. We will go after the nursing home, insurance company, or anyone involved in a nursing home abuse or neglect case. Please do not wait and call the law offices of John Foy & Associates today at 404-400-4000.