Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Indictment Returned Against Northern Kentucky Nursing Home Owner

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Doris Abisellan (a.k.a. Doris Winningham) of Tampa, Florida.

Abisellan, age 34, was the owner of the Lakeside Heights Nursing Center, LLC in Highland Heights, Kentucky which was subject to a search warrant and lost its Medicaid funding in March. Abisellan was required to deposit all business income into a particular account and obtain court approval before spending it. She is alleged to have obtained income and failed to make the proper deposit of funds that were then converted for her personal use. The indictment was sought by the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Control Division of Attorney General Stumbo’s office.

Ms. Abisellan has been charged with two counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition Over $300, a Class D felony carrying a punishment of up to five years in prison.  Ms. Abisellan will be arraigned on these charges as soon as she is returned to  Kentucky from Florida.  Meanwhile, the investigation of conditions at the Lakeside Heights facility continues.

The case is being handled by Assistant Attorney General Lettricea Jefferson-Webb and Kentucky Bureau of Investigation Agent George Bean, both assigned to the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division.

Suspected fraud can be reported by calling the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).

Doris Abisellan, 34
Doris Abisellan, 34