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Former group home owner sentenced
by Tribune Staff
Jul 03, 2012 | 1444 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gloria Repollo
Gloria Repollo
LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that a former owner and administrator of a group home facility in Las Vegas, who exploited one of the residents of that facility, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail and ordered to pay $68,249 in restitution, penalties and costs.

Gloria Repollo, 58, of Las Vegas, was sentenced Wednesday for one gross misdemeanor offense of exploitation of an older person by Clark County District Court Judge Stewart Bell. Bell also sentenced Repollo to community service and three years of probation in this elder exploitation case.

“Prosecuting elder abuse cases promotes safe living environments and protects our elderly population from financial predators,” Masto said. “This office will continue to assist our elderly citizens and ensure they are not being exploited.”

Investigators from the AG’s office began looking into the case after information was obtained from the Clark County Public Guardians Office that Repollo, the owner and administrator of Adult Care Senior Home, was financially exploiting one of the residents of the home. The investigation revealed that Repollo was obtaining money from a victim during times that the resident was hospitalized and had been deemed incompetent by a medical professional.

The exploitation occurred from April 2009 to January 2010.

Persons convicted of abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), which investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 775-684-1191.
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