A former caretaker at an Alabama assisted living facility has been charged with stealing $9 million dollars from a resident, authorities said.
Lisa Daugherty, 54, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of financial exploitation of the elderly for allegedly victimizing a former resident at Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, where she worked as a care technician.
The state’s attorney general, Steve Marshall, said Daugherty is accused of stealing $8 million in cash from the victim while taking another $1 million worth of real estate.
Two other women, Daugherty’s 35-year-old daughter, Brooke Crawford, and her former partner, Jerenita Johnson, 52, were also charged with first-degree receiving stolen property totaling $600,000.
The investigation by Marshall’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit followed a referral from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama.
“No further information about the investigation or the defendants’ alleged crimes other than stated in the warrants may be released at this time,” Marshall’s office said in