Beshear: Two Hazard caregivers indicted on abuse charges

HAZARD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse has announced the indictment of two Hazard caregivers on abuse charges Friday.

Investigators say 42-year-old John Hundley and 43-year-old Penny Caudill, both of Hazard, were indicted by a Perry County grand jury Friday, May 18, and have each been charged with one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult.

Officials say that on or around, September 30, 2016, Hundley while acting as a caregiver, dragged an adult day training participant across the floor and out onto the front porch of the facility. As a result, the participant suffered injury. Caudill, also acting as a caregiver at the time of the incident, observed the injury to the participant, but failed to arrange for professional medical treatment.

Arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 16, in Perry County Circuit Court. If convicted, they each face a potential sentence of up to five years in prison.

Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services, Adult Protective Services, investigated this case. Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse is prosecuting the case.

The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid provider fraud is 502-696-5405.

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