Former Nursing Home Manager Arrested for Organized Scheme to Defraud and Grand Theft

Atty. General Pam Bondi
Atty. General Pam Bondi

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Tarpon Springs Police Department today arrested a Pasco County woman for a scheme misappropriating more than $50,000 from nursing home residents. Jill Marie Spohn, 37, is a former employee of a Hillsborough County nursing home. While employed as the manager, Spohn allegedly misappropriated the funds of two elderly residents paid in cash to the facility.

According to the MFCU investigation, to conceal the theft, Spohn manipulated the trust accounts of other residents. On a monthly basis, Spohn allegedly wrongfully diverted other residents’ money into the accounts of the two cash paying resident victims, while failing to credit cash received on behalf of the victims into the facility account.

Spohn faces one count of organized scheme to defraud, a third-degree felony, and two counts of grand theft from a person aged 65 years or older, also third-degree felonies. If convicted, Spohn faces up to 15 years in prison and more than $15,000 in fines and restitution. The State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.