Photo: Getty Images
  /  08.18.2022

Yesterday (Aug. 17), a caretaker in Florida was arrested after authorities say the woman beat her patient and pulled out their hair by dragging them from their braids. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit identified the health care professional as Makala Malcolm.

Officials say the abuse Malcolm inflicted was so severe that patches of hair were missing from the patient’s scalp. Visible redness and blood could also be observed, according to local NBC affiliate WFLA 8. Following the caretaker’s arrest, Attorney General Ashley Moody released a statement. “This is appalling,” she began. Moody added, “Caregivers are supposed to nurture their patients, not rip out their hair. Thankfully, my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators and local law enforcement stopped this suspect before more harm could be done.”

It is not immediately known if Malcolm abused other patients at her Florida workplace. She currently faces one count of abuse of an elderly or disabled adult, which counts as a third-degree felony. If a court finds her guilty of the crimes, she would have to pay $5,000 in fines and could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. A news release from Moody’s office states the case will be prosecuted through an agreement with the Office of State Attorney Jack Campbell in the Second Judicial Circuit.

Although the caretaker’s arrest was announced yesterday, sources say the disturbing incident happened about a month ago at a Sunrise private developmental care facility. According to the Sunrise Group website, the company serves over 2,000 people across seven states. They also promise “to treat each person with dignity, respect and compassion.” The company offers a wide variety of services for kids, members of the community and those who require supported living. At this time, there has been no public statement in relation to the incident, which is currently under investigation.


Lil Duval, Sukihana, Project Pat, Big Homies House & Lil Scrappy join "Big Facts Live"

The “Big Facts” crew is live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA to celebrate ...
  /  01.04.2022

Research is key in the metaverse | 'MetaMoney'

On this episode of “MetaMoney,” host Stockz stresses how important it is to do your ...
  /  07.15.2022

Twitter is horrified after Rachel Dolezal's OnlyFans pictures leak

Her representative shared that the 44-year-old created the profile to show off her Savage X Fenty ...
  /  09.27.2022

Tennessee school officer drags Black student by his hair down bleachers

Tauris Sledge was dragged down bleachers for wanting to play basketball instead of kickball during ...
  /  09.28.2022
View More