Former Meridian Nursing Home Employee Arrested On 7 Count Indictment
A former office manager at a Meridian nursing home faces 70 years in prison for allegedly stealing money from nursing home residents and the facility, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Christy Moulds, 39, surrendered to authorities Monday and was booked into the Lauderdale County jail on a seven count indictment. A Lauderdale County grand jury charged her with six felony counts of exploitation of a vulnerable person and one felony count of embezzlement. The indictment states she stole more than $250 from each account of six different patients by falsifying Trust Fund Cash Request Forms. Under the embezzlement charge, the indictment states that she took between $5,000 and $25,000 from the nursing home’s Resident Trust Account.
If convicted, Moulds faces 10 years for each count of exploitation and 10 years for embezzlement. She also faces up to $35,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by Trey Rogers of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The case will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Katie Moulds, who is not related to the defendant.