Ex-owner of Richmond assisted living facility pleads guilty to fraud

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former owner of a Richmond assisted living facility has pleaded guilty to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, personal debts and gambling.

Mable Jones owned and operated Jones & Jones, an assisted living facility for elderly and incapacitated adults. Court documents state Jones spent more than $800,000 of residents’ benefits on herself, which led to deficiencies that endangered residents’ health and safety.

Jones faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at sentencing, which is set for January.

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