Nursing Assistant Accused of Duping Disabled Patients for Money in Exchange for Romantic Affection

( — Jessica Camp, 39, a former Georgia nursing assistant, has been charged with engaging in inappropriate conduct with patients at a rehab center, WTVC reported.

Last month, detectives visited the PruittHealth nursing home in LaFayette, Georgia, after receiving complaints that an employee was engaging in inappropriate relations with residents, according to the arrest report.

A nursing home worker told detectives that Camp convinced a quadriplegic patient that they were in a relationship. When detectives questioned the patient, he claimed that he and Camp had been talking since August, and Camp had told him that he needed to give her $1,300 to pay her rent. Eventually, the patient paid her $788.

He told detectives that Camp had tricked another patient into giving her money, alleging that she had done the same thing to his roommate, a double-amputee on dialysis. That patient confirmed that he gave Camp $750 to avoid getting her car repossessed.

Neither victim wanted to press charges against Camp for theft.

The second victim told detectives that he didn’t press charges since doing so wouldn’t get his money back. He also told detectives that Camp more than paid him back by engaging in inappropriate relations with him.

In a statement to local media, PruittHealth said it was “concerned and saddened” by the claims about Camp and insisted that patient care and safety are its “highest priority.”

PruittHealth stated that when it learned of the allegations against Camp, it reported the allegations to the police, suspended Camp immediately, and subsequently fired her. The nursing home would not comment on the allegations, citing its commitment to patient privacy. Camp was arrested last week and taken to the Walker County Jail.

Camp previously pleaded guilty in November to a drug charge and biting a corrections officer, according to WTVC.

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