Woman jailed for exploiting patient
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 19, 2013, 17:55
A Bay St. Louis woman was arrested last week for allegedly stealing money from a resident at a local retirement home.
According to Mississippi Attorney General spokeswoman Jan Schaefer, Glennis Whavers, 50, was arrested on Feb. 15 for one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Schaefer said the case was investigated by the attorney general's Medicare fraud control unit.
Whavers, an employee of Dunbar Village in Bay St. Louis, was arrested at the retirement home on Friday without incident, Schaefer said.
The victim was an 85-year-old resident of Dunbar Village
Schaefer did not say how much money was allegedly taken.
Whavers was booked at the Hancock County Jail and later released on a $30,000 bond, records show.
Dunbar Village Administrator Michelle Daniel said Tuesday that the arrest was an "isolated incident" and that Dunbar Village staff fully-cooperated with authorities.
"When we learned of this, we reported it to the attorney general's office," Daniel said. "We train our staff about the Vulnerable Abuse Act and we have a great staff. This was just very unfortunate."
Daniel said Whavers is no longer employed at Dunbar Village.
The case is expected to be presented to the Hancock County grand jury at a later date, officials said.