Office of the Attorney General
Two Somerset Caregivers Charged with Failure to Report Suspected Abuse
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced that Sean Brennan, 41, and Kacie Carlson, 25, both caregivers at Community Alternatives of Kentucky (CAKY) in Somerset, have been charged with one count each of Failure to Report Suspected Abuse under KRS 209.030 in Pulaski County District Court. Both Brennan and Carlson reside in Somerset.
The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Attorney General Conway’s Office of Medicaid Fraud in conjunction with the Department of Community Based Services. The complaint charges that on or about August 10, 2010, Carlson and Brennan became aware of numerous scratches and marks of an unknown origin on the back of a male resident at CAKY. However, they failed to immediately notify the Cabinet of Health and Family Services of the suspected abuse as required by KRS 209.030.
Summonses were issued for Carlson and Brennan, and they are required to appear in Pulaski District Court on September 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. The Pulaski County Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution of this case.
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