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Alabama assisted living caretaker charged with stealing $9 MILLION from woman who lived at the home

Alabama caretaker at assisted living facility is charged with stealing $9 MILLION from woman who lived at the home

  • A caretaker at an Alabama assisted living facility has been charged with stealing $9 million from an elderly woman who lived at the home
  • Lisa Daugherty is charged with taking money from a former resident at Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, Alabama 
  • The 54-year-old former unit coordinator is accused of stealing $8 million in cash and another $1 million in real estate from the same victim
  •  Daugherty’s daughter, Brooke Crawford, as well as her former partner, Jerenita Johnson, also were charged with receiving stolen property totaling $600k 
  • The Attalla native was still in custody as of Thursday with a $1 million bond, and could receive two to 20 years in prison as well as a $60,000 fine if found guilty
  • Daugherty was federally indicted in 2019 for embezzling money from a resident at the assisted living facility, however that case eventually was dismissed 
  • In that case, she was accused of stealing money after obtaining power of attorney over the victim to fund a lavish lifestyle, with multiple vacation homes 

Pictured: Lisa Daugherty is charged with taking money from a former resident at Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, Alabama

A former caretaker at an Alabama assisted living facility was charged with stealing $9 million from an elderly woman who lived at the home, according to federal authorities. 

Lisa Daugherty was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of financial exploitation of the elderly, after an investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found she took money from a former resident at Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, Alabama. 

The 54-year-old former unit coordinator is accused of stealing $8 million in cash and another $1 million in real estate from the same victim said state Attorney General Steve Marshall.

The victim, who was not publicly named, was described as an elderly woman, according to the New York Post

Meanwhile, Daugherty’s daughter, Brooke Crawford, 35, as well as Daugherty’s former partner Jerenita Johnson, 52, also are facing charges of first-degree receiving stolen property totaling $600,000.

The Attalla native was still in custody as of Thursday with a $1 million bond, and could receive two to 20 years in prison as well as a $60,000 fine if found guilty.

The Post reports that both her daughter and Johnson also face up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines if convicted, with both being held on a $5,000 bond. It’s unclear whether Crawford or Johnson had posted bail as of Thursday afternoon.

Al.com reports that court records show Daugherty was indicted federally in 2019 for embezzling money from a resident at the private assisted living facility, however that case was eventually dismissed.

Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, Alabama (pictured), where Daugherty used to work as a caretaker. The 54-year-old was charged with stealing $9 million from an elderly resident

Oak Landing Assisted Living in Attalla, Alabama (pictured), where Daugherty used to work as a caretaker. The 54-year-old was charged with stealing $9 million from an elderly resident

In that case, Daugherty was accused of stealing money after obtaining power of attorney over the victim to fund a luxurious lifestyle, including multiple vacation homes. 

She then transferred the elderly’s victims assets over to her name beginning in January 2017, using the funds to purchase a home, cars and daily living expenses, according to authorities. 

It is not clear whether the 2019 case involved the same victim or scheme as Daugherty’s current charges. 

‘This case highlights the extent that some individuals will go to financially exploit those who are among the most vulnerable in our community,’ Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis said in a 2019 statement

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