Former group home owner sentenced to jail for exploiting elderly
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The former owner and administrator of a group home facility in Las Vegas has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for one gross misdemeanor offense of exploitation of an older person.
Gloria Repollo, 58, must also pay $68,249 in restitution and perform community service. She will also be on probation for three years.
According to Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, her office began looking into the case after receiving information from the Clark County Public Guardians Office.
Repollo was accused of financially exploiting one of the residents from April 2009 to January 2010.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by the AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Repollo was sentenced yesterday by Clark County District Court Judge Stewart Bell.
Anyone who is convicted of abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation.