Forysth woman arrested for alleged abuse of elderly

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a Forsyth woman after executing a search warrant Tuesday. 

Michelle Oliver, 39, of Forsyth, Georgia was arrested for exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons, and residents, which is a felony, according to a GBI news release.

She was also arrested for neglect of a disabled adult, elder person, and resident, which is also a felony, and for operating an unlicensed personal care home, which is a misdemeanor, the news release states. 

The GBI began a criminal investigation in July after residents who live near South Jackson Street and Flintside Drive in Albany, Georgia told authorities that people living in apartments rented by Oliver were begging for food.

The units were condemned by Albany Code Enforcement because of the living conditions, according to the news release.

Dougherty County EMS and Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities treated seven elderly and/or disabled adults and they have been relocated to licensed facilities.

In the process of carrying out search warrants, a residence in Bibb County was also connected to Oliver. 

Authorities found three additional elderly/disabled people at 2475 Houston Avenue in Macon. 

The three were also relocated.

The case is still under investigation and Oliver could face more charges. 

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