Cleveland caregiver charged with abuse
Apr 10, 2014 | 4163 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Cleveland caregiver is facing charges she exploited the couple she was hired to take care of, announced Attorney General Jim Hood Wednesday.

Lisa Boyd Smith, 44, of Boyle turned herself in to the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office Friday following indictment by a Bolivar County Grand Jury on two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable person. 

Smith is accused of taking $7,987.59 from the accounts of a Cleveland couple for whom she was hired to be a caretaker. Smith is alleged to have used the couple’s bankcards to make purchases and get cash for her own purposes, while employed by the couple. 

If convicted, Smith faces up to 10 years behind bars on each count. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by Russell Frazier and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin L. Sanders of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division/Vulnerable Adults Unit.