AG: Conway man arrested for stealing from residents’ trust funds

AG: Conway man arrested for stealing from residents’ trust funds
(Source: Arkansas Attorney General's Office)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - A Conway man, who’s at the center of nursing home pay scandal in Jonesboro, now faces charges of stealing money from residents’ trust fund accounts, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says.

Keith Alan Head, 69 of Conway, was arrested by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Head is a registered agent of H.O.P.E Healthcare, LLC, and is the management company of KSJ, LLC doing business as Prescott Nursing Center and four other homes in Arkansas.

Head is accused of emptying or severely depleting residents’ trust fund accounts totaling over $43,000 and is charged with one count of theft of property valuing more than $25,000.

The investigation began in September 2019 when the Arkansas Department of Human Services discovered residents’ trust fund accounts had been emptied or depleted at several facilities.

The joint investigation was conducted by agents of the Attorney General’s Office, federal agents with the Offices of Investigation for the Social Security Administration and Health and Human Services.

Head is at the center of a nursing home employee pay controversy. Last year he was accused of not paying workers at Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro.

A month after a lawsuit was filed against him DHS took control of the facility.

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