HAZARD, Ky (LEX 18) Two Hazard caregivers have been indicted on abuse charges, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse.
John Hundley, 42, and Penny Caudill, 43, both of Hazard, were indicted by a Perry County grand jury Friday, May 18. Both have been charged with one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult.
The Attorney General’s Office said that on September 30, 2016, Hundley and Caudill both worked as caregivers at a Hazard facility providing residential and day training services for individuals and mental and physical disabilities. According to the press release from the Attorney General’s Office, while acting as a caregiver, Hundley allegedly dragged an adult day training participant across the floor and out onto the front porch of the facility. As a result, the participant suffered injury. Caudill, also acting as a caregiver at the time of the incident, observed the injury to the participant, but failed to arrange for professional medical treatment.
Arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 16, in Perry County Circuit Court.
The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid provider fraud is 502-696-5405.