Former Laurel hospice worker sentenced | News
LAUREL, MS (WDAM)- A former local hospice worker has been sentenced for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.
The Attorney General's office says Lena Hinson, 50, of Laurel pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and another count of exploitation of a vulnerable person.
An investigation by the Attorney General's office showed Hinson added herself as a co-signor of the savings account -- for one of the patients served by Laurel-based Seyah Hospice. A judge sentenced Hinson to five years in prison with four suspended. She's also been ordered to pay nearly $6000 in restitution and court costs.
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