A former director at a Far Rockaway nursing home has been arrested for falsifying records to cover up the disappearance of a resident with dementia, announced Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
Juliet Clifford, 43, of Mount Vernon, NY, has been charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsifying business records and willful violation of the health laws. If found guilty, she could face up to four years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, said Schneiderman, Clifford neglected to call 9-1-1- when 74-year-old resident Alan Frazer went missing from the Bishop Charles Waldo MacLean Episcopal Nursing Home on May 26.
She covered up his disappearance by telling investigators that he left “against medical advise” (AMA), and refused their requests to report him missing.
The day after his disappearance Clifford allegedly removed information from his medical records, ordered a staff member to state in Frazer’s records that he left AMA and told staff members not to call police, according to the attorney general.
Frazer was eventually reported missing by the nursing facility on May 30, but has still not been found.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Alan Frazer is asked to call 1-800-346-3543:
Missing From: Far Rockaway
New York Date Missing: 5/26/2013
DOB: 7/21/1938 |
Weight: 150 lbs.
Other Information: Alan is a missing vulnerable adult with dementia and high blood pressure and may be in need of medical attention. He was last seen on Brookhaven Avenue and may have travelled to the Bronx. Alan was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, sneakers and a white cap.
Investigating Agency: New York City Police Department