Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult
Fox Carolina reported the arrest of Tiawana Renee Smith-Browning for financial exploitation of a nursing home resident. The vulnerable adult was under the care and supervision of Magnolia Manor-Spartanburg. The nursing home is owned and operated by the Fundamental family of companies that manage and profit from the operation.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson accused Tiawana Renee Smith-Browning of kidnapping one of the nursing home’s residents. She then obtained a power of attorney in order to steal the resident’s money. Magnolia Manor said Smith-Browning is not an employee. However, the facility failed to protect the resident or alert the resident’s family.
Smith-Browning willfully made improper use of the victim’s funds and assets. Police booked her for exploitation of a vulnerable adult and breach of trust with fraudulent intent value of $10,000 more, and then released her.