FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Lincoln County woman has been arrested and charged with the felonious exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Rachael Michelle Griffin, age 37, of McCall Creek, was arrested recently by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following indictment September 11 by a Lincoln County Grand Jury. Rachael Michelle Griffin was working at Silver Cross Home, a care facility in Lincoln County.
The indictments alleges that Rachael Michelle Griffin “did willfully, unlawfully and feloniously exploit A. N. F., a vulnerable person” by taking $1,200 which had been paid to the facility on behalf of A. N. F., in violation of 43-47-19 (2)(b) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended.
Griffin was booked into the Lincoln County jail and later released on a $2,500 bond. If convicted of the charge against her, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.
The case is being investigated by John David Flowers and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Garland Lyell of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.