Alleged physical incident involved resident of a Madisonville nursing home last year
MADISONVILLE, KY. (March 15, 2019) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced the indictment of a Madisonville woman on one count of abusing or neglecting an adult.
Ashley Maypray, 34, of Madisonville, was formally arraigned in Hopkins Circuit Court Thursday, March 14 on one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult, a Class C felony.
It is alleged that on or about March 7, 2018, Maypray, who worked as a licensed practical nurse at a nursing home, was performing medical services on the victim when she slapped the victim across the mouth and pinched then twisted the skin on the victim’s arm.
If convicted, Maypray faces a potential sentence of up to ten years in prison and could also face profession sanctions.
A Hopkins County grand jury indicted Maypray on Thursday, February 21 and a pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 13.
The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Department for Community Based Services, Adult Protective Services, investigated this case. Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse is prosecuting the case.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Kentuckians seeking additional information on the warning signs to look for to identify patient or senior neglect, physical, sexual and financial abuse should visit ag.ky.gov.
The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation is 1-877-ABUSE-TIP (1-877-228-7384). Reports can be made to Adult Protective Services by calling 1-800-752-6200. Complaints involving a nursing home can be made by contacting the Office of the Inspector General, which is responsible for licensing nursing homes, by calling 502-564-7963.
Since taking office, Beshear’s work has focused around protecting Kentucky families and making communities safer.
Last month, Beshear announced that his office’s Elder Abuse tip line, which he expanded to 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 2016, has seen a 70 percent increase in calls from Kentuckians needing to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident in a state care facility.
To date, efforts by Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse through civil settlements and criminal restitution have resulted in over $88 million in obligations to the state and federal Medicaid program, Medicare, Tricare, commercial payers and other entities.
Over the past three years, the office’s work has contributed to 58 convictions for Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse, neglect and exploitation.