Caregiver indicted for exploitation of a vulnerable person

Theodora Smith (Photo from AG's Office)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A Jackson caregiver has been arrested for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person, officials said.

Attorney General Jim Hood said 51-year-old Theodora Smith turned herself into the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

She was indicted for one count of felony exploitation of an incapacitated person. Her bond was set at $5,000.

The indictment alleges that in October 2015, Smith and two co-defendants illegally charged more than $250 to a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program card that belonged to a patient at the Jackson nursing home where she worked.

If convicted, Smith faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 in fines.

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