Care home manager accused of taking money

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By Shane Farley
November 14, 2013 - 2:24:58 pm

A manager at an Ark City home for the developmentally disabled has been arrested after an investigation determined she purchased items for personal use with funds from the accounts of dependent clients.

Robyn Marie Neagle, 32, Ark City, was arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail on three charges of mistreatment of a dependent adult and 10 counts of theft. She was released on $13,000 bond Wednesday, according to a jail official.

Police said Neagle acknowledged what she had done during an interview requested as a part of the investigation.

Authorities were alerted late in October when officials from Creative Community Living noticed spending that led them to suspect financial abuse. An audit of receipts led police to conclude that mistreatment of a dependent adult had occurred.

The state of Kansasís Adult Protective Services division was also notified of the improprieties.

One other employee interviewed in the case has admitted to making several purchases for a multitude of personal items paid for with money from accounts of residents at an Ark City home.

The name of that person is being withheld because they have not been arrested or charged. They were released from the police station following their interview and evidence will be forwarded to the office of the county attorney for consideration of charges.

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