Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Prosecution by Kentucky Attorney General's Office Leads to Indictment of Magoffin County Woman for Exploiting Vulnerable Adult

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced that an investigation and prosecution by his Medicaid Fraud Unit led to the indictment of Courtney Arnett, 31, of Stambaugh, for exploitation of an adult.

On April 6, 2023, a Magoffin County Grand Jury indicted Arnett on one count of Knowingly Exploiting an Adult (Class C Felony) and one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property (Class C Felony). According to the indictment, from December 2018 to January 2019, Arnett exploited the finances of a vulnerable adult.

This case was investigated by Detective Justin Cooley of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit. Assistant Attorney General Lindon Gullett presented the case before the Magoffin County Grand Jury on behalf of the Commonwealth.

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $6,333,333 for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $1,583,333 for FY 2023, is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The charges in an indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.




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