Broken Arrow Caretaker Charged For 4th Time, Accused Of Exploiting Disabled Adults

Friday, May 21st 2021, 10:13 pm

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

A Broken Arrow home health care provider has been charged for the fourth time, accused of taking advantage of elderly and disabled people by stealing their money.

Ashley Brown was most recently arrested in Mayes County for four counts of stealing from disabled people under her care. It's the fourth charge in the past year.

"The lack of conscience is just palpable," said Mike Hunter.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said Brown has been committing crimes against vulnerable people for years and his office is not going to stop pursuing justice. 

"She pretends to be taking money and not providing services," said Hunter.

In 2017, while working at a Tulsa health care company, Brown was accused of embezzling $23,000 from the company bank account.

Then, in 2018, a Creek County affidavit said Brown started Golden Care Home Health and used an elderly couple's bank account information to steal more than $26,000.

In 2019, Brown was charged in Oklahoma County with Medicaid Fraud after trying to transfer company ownership illegally.

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The most recent cases in Mayes County happened from April 2019 to January 2020. Court documents said Brown used bank account information and social security funds to steal from four disabled adults.

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"Ashley Brown needs to serve a sentence so she's away from the public," said Hunter.

"It doesn't surprise me at all," said Melissa Purcell. "We expected more people would come forward."

Melissa Purcell worked for Brown at Golden Care Home Health and said she and other employees had to work for weeks without being paid.

She said she almost got evicted because she couldn't pay her bills, and Brown's employees are still feeling the impact. 

"Now we're still trying to pay our bills and pay loans," Purcell said.

Purcell said she just wants justice for all the victims and for everyone to get their money back.

"We intend to hold her accountable," Hunter said.

Brown is again out on bond. News On 6 contacted her listed attorney and have not heard back yet.

She has court appearances set for June.