A nursing home administrator was charged with four counts of financial exploitation, the state attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.
Roberta Donaldson, 67, of Enid, is a former administrator of the Willow Haven Nursing Home, 1301 N Fifth St. in Tonkawa.
On June 9, 2011, Donaldson told the nursing home’s receiver she wanted to buy four brown leather recliners for the nursing home’s common area, according to the probable cause affidavit.
That day, a fund that held money in trust for residents’ personal use had been taken. The amount totaled to $1,691.69 all together. None of the residents’ family members or guardians were consulted before the purchase was made, according to the affidavit.
Donaldson said it was a proper expenditure of the money from the fund when the receiver asked her four days later, according to court documents.
Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators found Donaldson claimed she was given permission by the residents’ families to use the money in the trust funds.
Donaldson could face up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $40,000 if convicted.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Roberta Donaldson as the current administrator of the Willow Haven Nursing Home.