Tuesday, 05 13, 2014
Deputy Communications Director
General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today
announced the indictment and arraignment of a Paducah, Ky. man charged with one
count of reckless homicide. A Graves County grand jury indicted
53-year-old Alan Warner on April 10. Warner was arraigned
on May 12 in Graves Circuit Court and pleaded not guilty.
Alan Warner is
a former caregiver at a Community Alternatives Medicaid-funded facility in
Hickory, Ky. Warner’s indictment is the result of an investigation
initiated by Attorney General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit in
2012 following the suspicious death of a Community Alternatives resident.
While caring for the resident, Warner is alleged to have acted recklessly in failing
to follow his training and improperly treating the resident when the resident
lost consciousness, eventually resulting in the resident’s death.
This case will
be prosecuted by General Conway’s Medicaid Control and Abuse Unit. If
convicted, Warner faces up to five years in prison.
A charge is
merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless
urged to report suspected fraud or elder abuse by calling the Attorney
General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).
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Attorney General Conway on Twitter @kyoag, visit the Attorney
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