Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Sentencing of Former Caretaker at Oakwood

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today that Julie Stevens, age 49, a former caretaker of the Communities at Oakwood, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for the abuse of a woman under her care. Her motion for probation was denied by Pulaski Circuit Judge David Tapp. Furthermore, Stevens will never be allowed to seek or accept employment in any position that requires the care of vulnerable adults or children.

Stevens pled guilty to a charge of Wanton Abuse of an Adult by an Adult Caretaker in Pulaski Circuit Court on June 28, 2003. She was convicted of dragging a 52-year-old mentally retarded female resident by her shirt collar, hitting her with her shoe, and slamming her head into a wall.

“Abuse of someone who you’ve been trusted to take care of is incomprehensible and will not be tolerated,” said Attorney General Stumbo.

The case was prosecuted by Lettricea Jefferson-Webb and Mary Cartwright, Assistant Attorneys General, with the Medicaid Fraud Unit. Suspected fraud can be reported to this unit by calling the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).

Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens, 49