Former Hazard Caregiver Sentenced on Abuse Charges

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse announced on Friday, March 1, 2019, the sentencing of a former caregiver on abuse charges of a vulnerable Kentuckian at a Hazard mental and physical disability facility in 2016. Penny Caudill, 43, of Hazard, was sentenced on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Perry Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of wanton abuse of an adult as a results of an incident that occurred on or about September 29. 2016. She received three years diverted for a period of three years and is listed on the Kentucky Caregiver Misconduct Registry. Caudill, acting as a caregiver, observed the injury of the individual and failed to arrange for professional medical treatment.

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