Booneville Nurse Aid Charged for Felony Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person and Illegally Obtaining Patient’s Drugs
Charlotte Godsey, 39, of Booneville, turned herself in to the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday and faces charges for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person and alleged possession of a controlled substance.
The charges allege that Godsey, while employed as a nurse’s aid at the Booneville Assisted Living Facility, obtained more than $250 from a resident without authorization and converted it to her own personal use. Godsey is also accused of illegally obtaining Oxycotin and Hydrocodone, both schedule two controlled substances, that were prescribed to and purchased for two patients of the facility.
Following her arrest, Godsey was allowed to post a $20,000 property bond. Her arraignment is scheduled for November 19. If convicted of the charges against her, Godsey faces up to 15 years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being investigated by Joe Sanderson and prosecuted by Myrick Jackson of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Control Fraud Unit.