Nursing home owner faces financial exploitation charges

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SULPHUR, Okla. -- The owner of a Sulphur nursing home is facing four counts of financial exploitation by a caretaker. Officials from the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office say Callaway Nursing Home owner Samuel Todd Jewell, 44, manipulated a mentally ill patient back in 2003 trying to get the 69-year-old woman to give him power of attorney over her finances.

A spokesman from the Attorney General's Office says between March and September of 2003, Jewell made four fraudulent transfers of over $300,000 from the victim's personal account into his own personal accounts

"This is something the state takes very seriously, and as you see we filed four counts against Mr. Jewell. He faces severe a sentence, if convicted," said Charlie Price, director of communications at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.

Jewell could face 10 years in jail and a $10,000 dollar fine for each count.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2012 at 06:49 AM
    Was he convicted of this charge?
  • by Pat Location: Marshall, Texas on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    I worked for Sam Jewell for a number of years. He is as honest as the day is long. The hype and hysteria the press creates often confuses the real issue. Racy Headlines sell news, newspapers, etc. I've been an administrator for 38 years. I personally don't know one administrator, nurse, business office manager or department head who worked for me that would tolerate mistreatment of any kind to a resident. Longterm care is a calling. I believe the Good Book says JUDGE NOT LEST YOU BE JUDGED. When I get ready for the nursing home, I will go to a home owned by Sam Jewell because I know I will be taken care of by people who care, including the man at the top.
  • by Linda Location: Texas on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:05 AM
    Scott, I agree with you 100%. We are often faced with patients who cry for their families, only to have them appear hat in hand when the resident dies. In our cynical world we are quick to criticize, malign and hate people who are brave enough to give a hoot. The view is very, very good from the cheap seats. As for me, my facility, my staff and my residents, we stand firmly in support of Mr. Jewell. We have worked with and for him for a number of years. He cares about those who we take care of and those who work for him. As long as he is part of longterm care people will come first - not the bottom line. THAT is what its all about.
  • by Scott Location: Texas on Oct 29, 2007 at 09:45 AM
    As a Texas nursing home administrator for 27 years, I have often seen the residents come to grief when they are abandoned (or worse, exploited) by their own families. As the person in charge, there is always a choice between doing nothing, and therefore staying safe from criticism, and stepping out, taking a risk, and helping the resident. That's what I believe happened here. It is truly a shame that there always exist people who would rather "sit in the back and criticise" than step up to the challenge and do something for others in need.
  • by Dorma Location: Texas on Oct 21, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    It sounds to me like you have a lot of disgruntled ex-employees comminting negatively about Mr. Jewell, I am not defending him in any way that is for he and his attorneys to work out, however, I so feel like he has helped many elderly residents in Texas, and has a very ETHICAL and MORALLY resposible group of Administrative staff, Nursing, Social Workers, ect employed by him in Texas, and one more thing Thank GOD we live in the Great State of Texas, where morality seems to be stronger when it comes to the elderly, as well as, the Intelligence level just a tad higher than OK.
  • by Dorma Location: Texas on Oct 21, 2007 at 12:01 PM
    Mr. Jewell owns many nursing homes in Texas as well, and they're have been NO signs of any foul play in any of these facilities. Mr. Jewell has very competent, ethical Administrators both corporate and independent, as well as, Morally responsible Administrative Nursing Staff who would never allow these types of INCIDENCES.
  • by AB Location: Sulphur on Oct 17, 2007 at 09:32 AM
    I love how you people assume you know the facts and believe everything you hear and read. Sally- he still owns it, what are you talking about?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:46 PM
    If convicted, he will be required to pay the money back. However, if he receives a ten year sentence, serves a couple of years in D.O.C., then 8 years remain to repay the $300,000. That's nearly $40,000 per year. Quite a task for an ex-con to make that kind of salary. Hopefully, he didn't squander her money and has assets of cash, real estate, etc., that the courts can seize. Otherwise, if he doesn't pay in full before his sentence is completed, he can then thumb his nose at making payments and the courts can't touch him. I've seen far to many cases where restitution is nothing more that some figures typed onto a judgement and sentence of the defendant and the victim loses their life savings.
  • by anonymous Location: texas on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:45 PM
  • by Lucy Location: Ardmore on Oct 12, 2007 at 01:34 PM
    I used to work in Arlington Tx for the Jewell Nursing Home Corp. in 1977. I wonder if he's related to them
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