Three women have been arrested after one of them allegedly abused a “vulnerable adult” and the other two failed to report it.
main accused Pebble Artrevious Hill32, is facing charges of abusing a vulnerable adult, which it says is a felony the Attorney General of South Carolina. Wanda Gary48 and Tuesday Nicole Watson35, both face a count of failure to report the abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, which constitutes a misdemeanor.
Authorities say Hill sprayed disinfectant on the victim’s face and body to restrict her movements. Gary and Watson are accused of failing to report the abuse. All three were sent to the Greenville County Detention Center on Friday. The attorney general’s office did not identify the alleged victim, aside from referring to her by feminine pronouns and noting that she is considered a “vulnerable adult” under state law.
“An SCMFCU investigation found that on or about January 3, 2022, while working as a caregiver in a nursing facility, Hill abused a mentally and physically disabled victim,” the AG’s office wrote. “Specifically, it is alleged that Hill intentionally sprayed the victim with disinfectant spray on his face and body in order to restrict the victim’s movements within the facility. It is also alleged that Gary and Watson, who were both carers at the facility, witnessed the abuse and failed to comply with mandatory reporting requirements. The victim, a vulnerable adult under South Carolina law, resided at Thrive Upstate, a nursing facility at 105 Old Fairfield Road in the Fountain Inn during the alleged wrongdoing.”
Thrive Upstate conducted an internal review, authorities said.
“This incident has been referred to the [state attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Confront Unit] via the Fountain Inn Police Department following a prompt internal review by Thrive Upstate,” authorities said.
Thrive Upstate did not respond to an email or phone call from Law&Crime seeking comment on the matter.
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