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Caregiver charged with abuse, neglect of elderly

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Posted 11/16/22

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Division, along with other agencies, has resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man, charged with …

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Caregiver charged with abuse, neglect of elderly

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An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Division, along with other agencies, has resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man, charged with the abuse and neglect of elderly patients.
Cody Prestwood, 34, a licensed practical nurse at an assisted living facility, was responsible for abuse and neglect of patients, the TBI said. The name of the facility was not revealed in the TBI press release, but Prestwood’s Facebook page lists him as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Carriage House Inn.
The TBI joined the investigation in January after referral from Adult Protective Services and the Tennessee Department of Health.
The investigation revealed that from December 2021 through August 2022, Prestwood failed on multiple occasions to document alleged incidents of abuse and failed to seek proper treatment for the individuals involved.
Prestwood was arrested by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with two counts of aggravated abuse of an elderly adult, two counts of neglect of an elderly adult, and one count of abuse of an elderly adult.
Prestwood was booked into the Bedford County Jail, on a $250,000 bond.

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