1 SC assisted living worker fired after charges

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — An employee at a Spartanburg assisted living center has been fired after she was arrested on neglect charges.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported ( http://bit.ly/ITOdwX) 25-year-old Alyssa Bell is no longer working for the Charles Lea (LEE) Center.

The Spartanburg woman was arrested last week and charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult. She had been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Police say a 39-year-old woman fell and lay in her own waste for 20 hours during Easter weekend because Bell and another employee, 37-year-old Marcia Renee Jaggers of Boiling Springs, failed to check on her.

Police Capt. Regina Nowak said caregivers are supposed to check on patients every three hours.

Jaggers is still on leave while the case is investigated.


Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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