An assisted living facility manager in Georgia is accused of stealing medication from the facility where he worked, authorities said.
According to Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel E. Rampey, 67, of Statham, was charged with unauthorized distribution or possession of a controlled substance, burglary, and exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elderly persons and residents, WSB-TV reported.
Officials said deputies recently began investigating Rampey after “suspicious activity involving missing medications” at Magnolia Estates of Winder Assisted Living Center, where he worked for nearly four decades.
Video surreptitiously recorded at the center on Dec. 15 allegedly shows Rampey leaving the assisted living campus after he allegedly stole a controlled substance from a resident’s bedside table in a villa, the sheriff’s office said.
“We had a couple of instances of him on video taking [prescription narcotics],” Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said, claiming, “We actually filmed him going into the residence and taking the items.”
The Athens Banner-Herald reported Rampey, a Republican, was elected state House Representative in District 116 after he ran unopposed in last November’s elections.
He was set to take office in January.
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