Office of the Attorney General
AG Conway Announces Arraignment of Former Caregiver in Marshall County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Daniel Kemp
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arraignment of a former caregiver charged with recklessly abusing a vulnerable adult at a long-term residential care facility.  David McClure, 61, of Mayfield, Ky., was arraigned Jan. 14 in Marshall District Court on one count of recklessly abusing or neglecting an adult. 

McClure worked as a caregiver for a 28-year-old developmentally disabled resident of a Community Alternatives of Kentucky facility in Benton, Ky.  In July 2013, McClure is alleged to have violently pulled and twisted the arms of the victim to restrain him while he was sitting in a chair.  The victim is alleged to have suffered bruising as a result of the incident.

Attorney General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit investigated this case.  It is being prosecuted by the Marshall County Attorney’s Office.  A pretrial conference in this case is scheduled for Feb. 4.

A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit
Since Attorney General Conway took office in January 2008, his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has recovered or been awarded more than $280 million for the state and federal Medicaid programs. These cases range from lawsuits and settlements against pharmaceutical companies to cases against individual providers.

In 2013, General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud Unit was named one of the most aggressive in the country by the nonprofit watchdog group Public Citizen.

The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud or suspected patient abuse and neglect is 1-877-228-7384.

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