College Manor Employee Allegedly Robs, Assaults Blind Man
Charged include robbery, theft and second-degree assault.
A caregiver at College Manor is charged with assaulting and robbing a 94-year-old blind resident at the assisted living center.
Jazmine Lanae Graham, 22, of Middle River, is accused of stealing $80 from the man on Aug. 3, according to charging documents filed in District Court in Towson.
Graham allegedly posed as a woman named "Debbie" when she entered the victim’s room to turn on the patient’s air-conditioning unit, according to charging documents.
She then asked to borrow $20 from the 94-year-old man, who is blind and requires the use of a hearing aid, according to charging documents.
The man refused, stating to police, that he had lent the caregiver $20 in the past and never got it back.
Graham attempted to grab his wallet out of his front left pocket. When the resident fought back she, “threw him from his bed onto the ground,” according to court documents.
The resident screamed for help.
Another College Manor employee ran to his room and noticed bruising on the man’s right forearm, according to court records.
Graham turned herself to police in Essex on Aug. 4 after denying reports of assault and theft to investigators the day before.
Graham is charged with robbery, theft and second-degree assault.
Graham was also fired from her job at College Manor, according to an official at the facility.
Bunny Renaud, nursing director of College Manor, said the if Graham is found guilty, steps will be taken to ensure that she never work in the care giving field again.
“We always do the right thing,” Renaud said. “If this kind of thing were to ever happen any worker who is found guilty, the Board of Nursing would do everything to make sure the employee would never get to work in this type of environment again.”
Caregivers are screened and their backgrounds are checked prior to employment, Renaud said.
A preliminary hearing for Graham has been set for Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m. in Towson.
She remains free on $100,000 bail.