FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2016
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG ANNOUNCES CONVICTION FOR THEFT INVOLVING
EMPLOYEE OF BESSEMER NURSING HOME
(MONTGOMERY) -Attorney General Luther Strange announced the conviction of
a former Bessemer nursing home employee for stealing from the facility’s patient trust
Anita Denise Miller, 50, of Adger, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of Jefferson
County, Bessemer Division, to one count of first-degree theft of property, a class B felony.
Miller admitted that, while she was employed as a social worker for Oak Trace Care and
Rehabilitation Center, she stole more than $10,000 from the facility’s resident trust fund
and petty cash box for her personal use. Miller was employed by the facility from April
2008 until April 2014. Management at the facility discovered the theft during an audit of
the patient trust fund and reported it to authorities.
Miller was sentenced by Judge David Carpenter to two years imprisonment. The
sentence was suspended and Miller was placed on three years of probation and was
ordered to make restitution in the amount of $10,774. Miller also will be barred from
future employment at any facility that receives federal healthcare funds.
Attorney General Strange thanked the staff and management of Oak Trace Care
and Rehabilitation for their diligence in investigating and promptly reporting the theft.
Strange also thanked the staff of his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for its successful
investigation and prosecution of the case.
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