INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN WHO STOLE OVER $30,000 FROM 6 DISABLED CLIENTS
Posted on 1/31/2017
Defendant: Mary Ellen Satterfield
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This was an entrusted health care provider who abused her position for her own personal gain by stealing over $30,000 from 6 unsuspecting disabled clients.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Mary Ellen Satterfield, age 44 for one count (F-2) Taking the Identity of Another, one count Theft (F-3), one count Forgery (F-5), two counts Forgery (F-4), and three counts Forgery (F-3), for a total of eight counts. Satterfield was formerly an employee of Dungarvin, a company that contracts with the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities to provide a variety of services to the mentally and physically disabled community. Through her position, Satterfield gained access to the bank account information for six disabled clients, who ranged in age between 20-71 years old. “Due to their disabilities, these individuals were particularly vulnerable as they were unable to manage their finances and could not consent to the use of their funds,” O’Brien stated. Satterfield’s crimes betrayed the trust of the victims’ guardians and family members who had known Satterfield for many years. “It is alleged that from 2012 through 2016, Satterfield stole over $30,000 from these clients, using their money to pay her bills,” O’Brien further stated.