Posted: Jan 31, 2013 5:59 PM by Andrew Ellison - email@example.com
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 6:40 PM
FLOUR BLUFF - The owner of a Flour Bluff adult day care and living center that were both shutdown in April 2011 now faces criminal charges.
That state shut down the Affordable Quality Care Assisted Living Center amid allegations of abuse which included claims that elderly residents had to wear dirty diapers around their necks.
Now, the owner, Najmeh Griffin, is charged with injuring two elderly people.
Court documents say she made them wear plastic bags filled with urin and feces around their necks.
After the center was shutdown, Griffin agreed not to open another elderly care business and paid $350,000 in fines and attorney's fee's to the state.
6 News talked to Griffin back in 2011 when the center was raided. She told us that the allegations of elderly abuse were not true and coming from a disgruntled employee who had been fired.
"I don't have any doubt that this employee got revenge," she told us.
When we tried to talk to Griffin at her house, a man answered the door and told us he saw what happened, but he wouldn't tell us who he was.
"There was no bag with urin and feces around anybody's necks," he says.
Griffin's trial date has not been set.
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