A former employee at a nursing home in Mississippi has been found guilty of exploitation and embezzlement. She has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined.
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – A former nursing home worker has been sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable adult and embezzlement.
In a news release Friday from state Attorney General Jim Hood, 27-year-old Sonya Coley of Jonestown, Mississippi, was sentenced today in Coahoma County Circuit Court.
Coley pleaded guilty in November to three counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and three counts of embezzlement, crimes that authorities say she committed while working at a nursing home in Clarksdale.
After the judge issued the sentence, Coley was taken into custody to serve five years.
She was also given five years post release supervision, during which time she is required to repay half of the approximately $21,000 she is said to have taken.
She is to repay the remainder at the end of the ten… continue reading
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