FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF CERTIFIED
NURSING ASSISTANT FOR THEFT, CREDIT CARD FRAUD
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a
former employee of a Mobile nursing home for theft from a patient. Latrice Michelle
Robinson, 42, of Mobile was arrested yesterday by Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented evidence to a
Mobile County grand jury resulting in an indictment* dated June 17 charging Robinson
with one count of theft of property in the second degree and 14 counts of fraudulent use
of a credit or debit card. It is alleged that Robinson, who was a certified nursing
assistant at Sea Breeze Healthcare Center, used a patient’s credit/debit card to steal
more than $1,000 from the patient. The patient had given Robinson the credit/debit
card to purchase snacks and supplies for his room. Over the course of the next two
days, however, Robinson used the card 14 times to buy her own personal items, as well
as several trips to the ATM for cash. She did not have the patient’s permission to do
any of this and a review of his bank statement alerted him to the theft almost
immediately. The patient contacted Robinson to return his card. She had not bought
any of the items he had requested. Robinson was immediately terminated by Sea
Breeze administration and an investigation was initiated.
Theft of property in the second degree and fraudulent use of a credit card are
class C felonies, which carry a possible prison sentence of a year and a day up to 10
years in the Department of Corrections.
Strange commended his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for its investigation and
Sea Breeze Healthcare Center for its assistance in the investigation.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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