NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in a former Tullahoma caregiver being charged with stealing from individuals she was paid to care for.                                                                

In November 2014, TBI Special Agents and investigators with Adult Protective Services began investigating Robin West Qualls. At that time, Qualls was employed by Centerstone as an on-site residential coordinator in Tullahoma. Two dependent vulnerable adults who lived at the residence relied on Qualls to manage their daily finances, including personal checking accounts. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Qualls initially was not paying the victims’ monthly rent. The investigation and a review of banks records further revealed that from 2008 through 2014, Qualls had taken more of the victims’ funds in addition to the rent money.

On June 17th, the Coffee County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Qualls with two counts of Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult and one count of Theft over $60,000. Qualls, 45, turned herself in to authorities Thursday, and was booked into the Coffee County Jail on a $30,000 bond. Qualls’ employment with Centerstone was terminated in 2014.

Robin West Qualls