- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - An Athens woman accused of running an authorized personal care home has been charged with abusing elderly residents.

Emma Lois Heard was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony elder abuse, four counts of false imprisonment and operating an unlicensed personal care home. Heard was being held in the county jail Saturday. It was not immediately clear if she had a defense attorney.

Police told the Athens Banner-Herald (https://bit.ly/1RUKfW2 ) that the four elderly residents lacked access to bathroom facilities and food and had limited water.

Authorities said additional charges may be forthcoming.

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Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, https://www.onlineathens.com

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