Indianola Woman Arrested in Exploitation Case Involving Vulnerable Person

July 21, 2014

An Indianola woman has been arrested and charged with one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Francine Byrd Brown, 51, was arrested today by investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Brown, working as a Resident Assistant at a personal care home in Indianola,  is accused of taking over $300  from a resident’s wallet over a period of time from on or about June 20, 2014, through on or about July 21, 2014.

Brown was booked into the Sunflower County jail with bond set at $10,000.

If convicted, Brown faces a maximum sentence of ten years and a $10,000 fine.

As with all criminal cases, the defendant is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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