Nashville assisted living managers arrested for theft

A man hired by the city of Nashville to take care of some of Metro's most frail senior citizens is now accused of stealing their money and yours.

Michael Hampton was arrested over the weekend, along with a former business partner, on theft charges stemming from their time running the city's assisted living facility in Bordeaux.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates first exposed problems at the Knowles Home more than two years ago. That eventually prompted a Metro audit and the DA's own investigation, which led to these charges.

Hampton had a contract with the city to run Autumn Hills, which is now known as the Knowles Home. Prosecutors say not only did he steal from the elderly men and women who lived there, but he exploited these vulnerable seniors as well.

Hampton waved and repeatedly gave a thumbs up to our camera Saturday afternoon as he left jail, facing two counts of theft and 44 counts of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

"Why would they do us people like that?" Edith Black asked.

She and Charles Corley are two of his alleged victims. Both are longtime residents of what was known under Hampton's management as the Autumn Hills Assisted Living facility.

Read the full story at NewsChannel 5.


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