Forsyth woman charged for alleged neglect, exploitation of elderly in illegal care home



FORSYTH, Ga. -- A Forsyth woman was arrested Tuesday for reportedly exploiting at least 11 elderly or disabled adults by running an unlicensed personal care home under poor living conditions.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 39-year-old Michelle Oliver was charged with felony exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons, and residents, felony neglect of a disabled adult, elder person, and resident and for operating an unlicensed personal care home.

During an investigation, which began in July, it was discovered that residents who rented Albany apartments from Oliver were begging for food.

From there, state and local agencies searched those apartments near South Jackson St. and Flintside Dr. Because of the living conditions, the units were condemned. Continue Reading