|March 31, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Following an investigation led by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the MFCU and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office have arrested Leathia Bonner, 47, and Linda Ginn, 59, on charges of Neglect of a Disabled Adult, third degree felonies. After receiving information from the Department of Children and Families, the MFCU discovered that Leathia Bonner, owner of Herlea’s Residential Care Group Home, and Linda Ginn, an employee of the group home, failed to provide medical attention to a disabled resident of the group home. The resident was subsequently hospitalized, underwent surgery and is recovering.
Bonner and Ginn each face up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines if convicted. They will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates the abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly, ill and disabled residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and assisted care living facilities.