BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s attorney general has announced three people have been indicted for allegedly operating unlicensed assisted living facilities in the Baltimore area.
Brian Frosh announced the indictments on Wednesday.READ MORE: Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping
Court documents say that when investigators showed, they found six patients living inside of a home, infested with bed bugs and rodents. They called the conditions deplorable and said that there nine other houses operating without a license.
Frosh said another case sparked this current case after investigators discovered owners of a nursing home chain were dumping patients when their insurance ran out- landing those disabled residents on the doorsteps of illegal assisted living facilities where they became alleged victims of abuse, neglect identity theft and fraud.
“The victims of these kinds of crimes are often desperately poor,” Frosh said. “They are the most vulnerable people in our society.”READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Inner Harbor With Grand Opening Saturday
Frosh said his office is after five people accused of running the facilities. Three have already been arrested, including Troy Brown, known in YouTube music videos as “Dirdy Brown.”
In those videos, Brown raps about having a criminal record. He is now facing dozen of charges- including the exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
WJZ visited other addresses listed in the indictment. Neighbors say that the former residents moved to licensed homes.MORE NEWS: State, Anne Arundel Leaders Tour Annapolis For Small Business Saturday
Investigators say that some residents had been paying anywhere from $600 to $3,000 to live in these homes.