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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest Of Nurse Accused Of Striking Elderly Resident In Dutchess County Nursing Home

PEARL RIVER - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Maria Fernandez, a licensed practical nurse, for allegedly slapping an 83-year-old, wheelchair-bound resident in the dining hall of Victory Lake Nursing Center in the Town of Hyde Park. Fernandez, who no longer works at the facility, faces a felony endangerment charge, and up to four years in prison, after the interaction was caught on a surveillance camera. The resident, whose identity is being kept confidential, suffers from dementia and other ailments that rendered her totally dependent on others for care.


Action Details

  • Date:December 10, 2014
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies