TBI claims woman stealing from mentally disabled

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 5:31pm
Staff reports

A Nashville woman has been indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for allegedly stealing money from three mentally disabled individuals in her care, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Zanira A. Dudley, 37, of Nashville, was indicted Tuesday on one count of theft, one count of forgery, three counts of criminal simulation and four counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult.

TBI's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit claims Dudley stole hundreds of dollars from mentally disabled residents whose personal care and funds she managed. In December 2007, Dudley worked as a resident assistant coordinator for Friendship Home Solutions, 333 Plus Park Blvd.

Dudley later worked as a program coordinator at New Horizons, 5221 Harding Place, in August and September 2008. It was during her tenure there that the TBI claims that she stole money from two other mentally disabled adults by turning in fraudulent and forged receipts.

Dudley stole a total of $3,100 from the three individuals, according to TBI documents.

The case has been under investigation by TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit since October of 2008.

Dudley was booked into the Davidson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.


3 Comments on this post:

By: P51Jock on 8/4/09 at 5:19

This is so disheartening to read. If the information presented is true there should be no sympathy in our court system for Ms. Dudley.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/5/09 at 7:32

Completely disgusting. Ms. Dudley should be ashamed of herself, although I doubt she is.

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 8/5/09 at 8:31

I can't think of any appropriate punishment for this type of behavior, if in fact, she is found guilty. This is way beyond disgusting and abhorrent.