The operator of an Augusta personal care home where a 59-year-old patient was found dead last summer has been named in a 12-count indictment that accuses her of neglecting six elderly or disabled adults.
The Richmond County grand jury returned the indictment against April Paulk on Tuesday. In addition to the neglect charges, Paulk is accused of three counts exploitation of an elderly adult, two counts of identity theft, and one count of obstruction of an investigation.
Paulk operated Dynasty Care Facility at 1938 Kings Grant Dr. where Edward E. Dath was found dead July 25. The newly formed personal care home task force, Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly, began an investigation. Team members found five other patients at the home who were moved to homes with qualified caregivers, according to a news release from William Loomer, the district attorney office’s investigator tasked with leading CAVE.