|July 17, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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Tallahassee, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi ‘s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today arrested Escambia County Assisted Living Facility Administrator, Belie Brock Williams and Assistant Administrator Adrienne Taylor. Williams allegedly refused psychological nursing caregivers entrance into the Kipling Manor facility to assist mental health residents resulting in residents without care for two to three weeks. Taylor allegedly failed caregiver responsibilities to protect the residents from the abuse and did not ensure residents received prescribed nursing services. Investigators received information regarding the alleged abuse and neglect from the Northwest Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Office.
Williams faces three counts of abuse and Taylor faces three counts of neglect, all third degree felonies. If convicted, they each could receive up to 15 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. This case will be prosecuted by the First Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney, William “Bill” Eddins.