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More guilty pleas from Blossom North case

Rochester, N.Y. Another caregiver from Blossom North who is being prosecuted by Attorney General Eric Schneidermans office plead guilty Friday.

Junetta Jenkins, 52, of Rochester, plead guilty to falsifying business records, willful violation of public health law and endangering the welfare of a disabled person.

In addition to pleading guilty, Jenkins has turned over her nursing license.

Nursing home residents are among our states most vulnerable citizens, and todays guilty plea sends a clear message that we will hold people accountable when they neglect or abuse patients, Attorney General Schneiderman said in a statement. We will continue to use every tool in our arsenal, including hidden cameras, to make sure patients are safely cared for and treated with dignity and respect.

Jenkins faces up to 2-3 years of probation and 140 hours of community service.

Thursday, two former Blossom North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center employees pleaded guilty to neglecting a patient.

Krista Stevenson and Christy Holmes were among 10 employees who worked at Blossom North and were charged with alleged neglect.

Stevenson surrendered her nurse aide certification.

 
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