|April 9, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the arrest of Arthur Moodie for one felony count of abusing a mentally disabled person. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated allegations that Moodie, who was employed at the Primrose Center Inc. in Orlando, Florida, struck a mentally disabled adult under his care. According to Moodie’s coworkers, who witnessed the abuse, Moodie struck the victim across the face while the victim was in his care.
Moodie was arrested for one count of abuse of a mentally disabled person, a third degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. The case will be prosecuted by the Orange County State Attorney’ Office.
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.