Forrest County Couple Arrested for Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons

November 21, 2013

A Forrest County couple has been arrested for exploitation of a dozen residents of a personal care home they have been operating in Stone County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Reverend Allen Boone and his wife Eunice Terrell Boone of Petal were charged today with 12 counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person. The couple was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Stone County Sheriff’s Office and the Wiggins Police Department and initially charged with one count operating a personal care home without a license and 12 counts neglect of a vulnerable person. Residents found living in allegedly unacceptable conditions at the home on Flint Creek Road in Stone County have been transferred to other facilities with the assistance of the Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification. The Boones were arrested at a licensed home they operate in Wiggins, known as Christian Fellowship Home Care which is licensed to hold 15 residents. The Boones are alleged to have been housing another 12 residents at an unlicensed facility on Flint Creek Road in Stone County.

The Boones were booked into the Stone County jail. If convicted they face up to 10 years on each exploitation charge. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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