A former Rock Hill nursing home office manager is finally answering to charges that she improperly used more than $60,000 belonging to the home's residents.
Melissa Rice Kelly, 39, of Chester was charged in January 2009 with elder exploitation and forgery. Kelly was a business manager for two years for Magnolia Manor at 127 Murrah Drivve.
Kelly pleaded guilty in a York County courtroom to 12 counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and one count of breach of trust with fraud intent. Kelly faced a maximum of 70 years in prison on all 13 felony charges.
The judge ordered Kelly to repay Magnolia Manor and placed her on probation for five years and 30 days of public service employment.
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Rock Hill Nursing Home Manager Guilty of Exploiting Elderly