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Former Clifton Care Center employee stole from more than 150 residents, attorney general says

Brian Frawley, of Covington, sentenced to 4 years
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Posted at 3:45 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 15:46:51-04

CINCINNATI -- A former business office manager for Clifton Care Center was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from more than 150 residents.

Brian Frawley, 42, of Covington, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in April to theft from a person in a protected class, a first-degree felony.

Frawley stole more than $173,000 from elderly and disabled residents from December 2008 to March 2013, officials said.

In addition to prison time, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Charles Kubicki ordered Frawley to pay $60,000 in restitution. Insurance covered the rest.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' office prosecuted the case.

"The money he stole should have been used toward the well-being of each resident, but the defendant instead spent it on himself," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a news release.

DeWine's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found Frawley had taken cash from resident trust fund accounts and made fake entries in trust fund ledgers to cover up the theft, according to a news release.

DeWine's office urged anyone who suspects Medicaid fraud or patient neglect, abuse, or exploitation to call 800-282-0515.