Owner of assisted living facilities arrested

AND RAIN AMOUNTS EXPECTED COMING UP IN JUST A LITTLE WHILE. DESTY: PARELLA, THANK YOU. NEAT NOON, THE OWNER OF AN UPSTATE SENIOR LIVING FACILITY IS CHARGED WITH EXPECTATION AND FRAUD. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SAID THAT THERE WAS NOT AN EMPLOYEE THERE AT LAL TIMES TO PROVIDE CARE AND […]

AND RAIN AMOUNTS EXPECTED COMING UP IN JUST A LITTLE WHILE. DESTY: PARELLA, THANK YOU. NEAT NOON, THE OWNER OF AN UPSTATE SENIOR LIVING FACILITY IS CHARGED WITH EXPECTATION AND FRAUD. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SAID THAT THERE WAS NOT AN EMPLOYEE THERE AT LAL TIMES TO PROVIDE CARE AND SUPERVISION FOR THOSE WHO LIVE THERE AND IT

Owner of Oakridge Community Care Home assisted living facilities arrested, charged, warrants say

Darryl Alan Mast, 57, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center Monday

An Upstate man who owns and operates two assisted living facilities has been arrested and charged with neglecting and exploiting vulnerable adults in his care, according to arrest warrants. Darryl Alan Mast, 57, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center Monday and is charged with ten counts of neglect of a vulnerable adult, two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value of $10,000 or more.Attorney General Alan Wilson said Mast is the owner and administrator of assisted living facilities Oakridge Community Care Home #1 and #2, both located in Inman. He also owns the Oakridge Care Pharmacy at 2470 Old Mill Road, also in Inman.Wilson says this case was referred to his office by a concerned citizen and investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Inman Police Department, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Law Enforcement Unit.Warrants say on May 24, 2017, Mast exploited a vulnerable adult resident of Oakridge Community Care Home #1 by improperly and unlawfully allowing a resident to work, manage, and/or provide care to other residents at the facility, thereby placing the victim at a substantial risk of causing physical or mental injury to himself and other residents at the facility.Arrest warrants further claim that on June 21, 2021, Mast exploited a vulnerable adult by knowingly and willfully making unlawful, unauthorized and/or improper use of the funds and assets of a resident at Oakridge Community Care Home #2 for the benefit of Mast or another person.Additionally, on June 21, 2021, investigators allege that Mast, being entrusted with the funds of a resident at his facility, did convert these funds to his own use. Specifically, it is claimed that Mast deposited a Social Security check of a vulnerable adult resident in the amount of $66,110.00 into his own account and that Mast then converted the funds to his own personal use, to include the purchase of a personal vehicle.According to the Attorney General’s Office, the 10 charges of neglect of a vulnerable adult stem from allegations that on the dates of Aug. 14, 2021, and Sept. 22, 2021, Mast, while acting as a caregiver for the residents of the facility, knowingly and willfully failed to provide care, goods, or supervision to the vulnerable adult residents. Specifically, Mast is believed to have failed to have a facility employee present at all times to provide care and supervision to the residents, presenting a substantial risk of physical or mental injury to these vulnerable adults. Wilson said the investigation revealed that on at least two separate occasions local law enforcement responded to Oakridge Community Care Home #2 due to an imminent threat of harm to the residents; in both instances, the residents were left alone without staff present.South Carolina’s Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Long Term Care Ombudsman are coordinating to ensure continuity of care for vulnerable adult residents impacted by this arrest. You can read the warrants here.

An Upstate man who owns and operates two assisted living facilities has been arrested and charged with neglecting and exploiting vulnerable adults in his care, according to arrest warrants.

Darryl Alan Mast, 57, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center Monday and is charged with ten counts of neglect of a vulnerable adult, two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value of $10,000 or more.

Attorney General Alan Wilson said Mast is the owner and administrator of assisted living facilities Oakridge Community Care Home #1 and #2, both located in Inman. He also owns the Oakridge Care Pharmacy at 2470 Old Mill Road, also in Inman.

Wilson says this case was referred to his office by a concerned citizen and investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Inman Police Department, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Law Enforcement Unit.

Warrants say on May 24, 2017, Mast exploited a vulnerable adult resident of Oakridge Community Care Home #1 by improperly and unlawfully allowing a resident to work, manage, and/or provide care to other residents at the facility, thereby placing the victim at a substantial risk of causing physical or mental injury to himself and other residents at the facility.

Arrest warrants further claim that on June 21, 2021, Mast exploited a vulnerable adult by knowingly and willfully making unlawful, unauthorized and/or improper use of the funds and assets of a resident at Oakridge Community Care Home #2 for the benefit of Mast or another person.

Additionally, on June 21, 2021, investigators allege that Mast, being entrusted with the funds of a resident at his facility, did convert these funds to his own use. Specifically, it is claimed that Mast deposited a Social Security check of a vulnerable adult resident in the amount of $66,110.00 into his own account and that Mast then converted the funds to his own personal use, to include the purchase of a personal vehicle.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, the 10 charges of neglect of a vulnerable adult stem from allegations that on the dates of Aug. 14, 2021, and Sept. 22, 2021, Mast, while acting as a caregiver for the residents of the facility, knowingly and willfully failed to provide care, goods, or supervision to the vulnerable adult residents.

Specifically, Mast is believed to have failed to have a facility employee present at all times to provide care and supervision to the residents, presenting a substantial risk of physical or mental injury to these vulnerable adults.

Wilson said the investigation revealed that on at least two separate occasions local law enforcement responded to Oakridge Community Care Home #2 due to an imminent threat of harm to the residents; in both instances, the residents were left alone without staff present.

South Carolina’s Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Long Term Care Ombudsman are coordinating to ensure continuity of care for vulnerable adult residents impacted by this arrest.

You can read the warrants here.

https://www.wyff4.com/article/oakridge-community-care-owner-arrested/39075819

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