Former Assisted Living Employee Charged with Embezzlement in Etowah County

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


A former  assisted living employee has been accused of embezzling money from an assisted living resident in Attalla. According to U.S. Attorney Jay Town, 52-year-old Lisa Daugherty of Rainbow City, has been charged with Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, Filing a False Tax Return, and Theft of Government Property.


Daugherty, a former Unit Coordinator at Oak Landing Assisted Living Facility in Attalla, had obtained power of attorney from the victim who eventually began living at the facility in 2017. Daugherty is accused of using the power of attorney to gain access to the residents’ assets, transferring them to herself and then buying a primary home, multiple vacation homes, vehicles, and more.


The former employee also embezzled the victim's social security benefits and filed a false tax return. If convicted, Daugherty could be sentenced to more than 40 years in prison and pay a fine of more than $800,000.


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