Nursing home owner faces financial exploitation charges

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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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