FRANKFORT, KY (July 18, 2007) - Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today the arrest of three employees of New Foundations, a support for community living provider, on charges including Neglect by a Caretaker.
Latresia Swafford, 44, of North Girdler, was charged with 16 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree and 8 counts of Neglect by a Caretaker.
Kim Rayborn, 40, of Williamsburg, was charged with 7 counts of Neglect by a Caretaker.
Steven R. Smith, 31, of London, was charged with 8 counts of Neglect by a Caretaker and 1 count of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit.
Beginning July 2006, the identified individuals prevented a female resident from receiving prescription pain medicine, instead giving the victim over the counter pain medication.
KBI Agents arrested all three without incident. They are being held in the Laurel County Jail. Bond is set at $40,000 for Swafford and Smith. Rayborn is being held on a $20,000 bond.
Agent John Dudinskie of the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division, working closely with the London Police Department, discovered that all three individuals caused the victim to suffer pain for several months while withholding her prescription medication.
The investigation is ongoing. Any persons with information on incidents that have occurred at any of the New Foundation's locations are encouraged to contact KBI at (502) 696-5405.