JACKSON, Miss.–Two people have been arrested in separate cases involving the exploitation of elderly people. Both were indicted by grand juries in the areas where the crimes happened..
Taking a resident of a care home with him to co-sign for a car loan is the charge against Matthew Hubbard, 32, of Jackson. Atty. Gen. Jim Hood said Hubbard worked for a facility in south Mississippi when it happened.
That put the elderly person on the line for over $21,000.
Hubbard is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable person and turned himself in after he was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury. He could get 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
Hitting a vulnerable person in the head is the charge against former certified nursing assistant Belynthia Ross, 31, of the Jackson area. She’s accused of doing that at a nursing home and rehab facility in Brandon.
She was indicted by a Rankin County grand jury and turned herself in.
Ross could get five years and a $10,000 fine.