He was arrested after authorities said he was caught on camera abusing an 87-year-old resident with Alzheimer’s, a former employee of an aided living facility in Miami-Tate.
Matt Todd-Molina, 42, is facing two charges following an investigation by the Miami-Tate Police Department and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medical Fraud Control Unit.
The investigation began when a personal assistant, who had not been hired by the facility, informed the resident’s family of the unexplained injuries on the resident’s body, according to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office.
Officials said there was no description or report of any incidents of abrasion at the facility, which was not mentioned in the press release.
As a result, one of the victim’s family placed a hidden camera in the victim’s room to find answers, and a week later recovered a video showing family member Todd-Molina pulling a resident’s hair. .
On another occasion, video footage showed Todd-Molina slapping a resident in the face and pulling his hair, officials said.
Todd-Molina was jailed Wednesday in Miami-Tate, where he was placed on $ 10,000 bond. Attorney information is not available.
Moody’s office said Todd-Molina could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
“It is very sad when a caregiver sees a patient being abused. Floridians use assisted living facilities when they can no longer take care of themselves and hope the caregivers will help them and not harm them,” Moody said in a statement. “The suspect in this case has been arrested and must appear in court to respond to these reprehensible acts.”