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Grand Jury Indicts Two in Senior Lifestyles Case
Former Senior Lifestyles Owner Stephanie Butler faces multiple charges following a grand jury indictment Wednesday (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

Grand Jury Indicts Two in Senior Lifestyles Case

The Putnam County Grand Jury indicted former Senior Lifestyles Operator and Co-Owner Stephanie Butler on several charges Wednesday.

An investigation by the TBI led authorities to believe Butler, 44, and 36-year-old Brian Richey, a former nurse practitioner at the facility, were responsible for the financial exploitation of several elderly patients at the facility.

The investigation also revealed both Butler and Richey took prescription drugs from patients for personal use as well.

Brian Richey, 36, faces multiple charges following his involvement in exploiting senior patients at Senior Lifestyles with former operator and co-owner Stephanie Butler (Photo: TBI/Putnam County Jail)

Brian Richey, 36, faces multiple charges following his involvement in exploiting senior patients at Senior Lifestyles with former operator and co-owner Stephanie Butler (Photo: TBI/Putnam County Jail)

Butler was booked into the Putnam County Jail Wednesday and is being held on $150,000 bond. She faces multiple charges including 11 counts of financial exploitation, four counts of identity theft, and six counts of money laundering.

Butler also faces one count each of tampering with evidence, conspiracy to commit financial exploitation of an elderly/vulnerable adult, and obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

Richey was booked into the Putnam County Jail Thursday morning and released on $40,000 bond. He faces multiple charges as well, including financial exploitation, conspiracy to commit financial exploitation of an elderly/vulnerable adult, and obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

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