MEMPHIS – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a former community service counselor who is charged with the abuse of one of his patients.

At the request of Adult Protective Services, TBI Special Agents began investigating Jeremiah Chatham in October 2016, on a complaint of adult abuse. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that the victim, who resides in a supported-living home in Cordova, was physically assaulted on September 24, 2016. Agents learned that Chatham, who was a caretaker at that location, was the individual responsible for the assault on the patient. Chatham is no longer employed as a caregiver with that company.

On March 27th, the Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jeremiah Chatham (DOB 9/17/1986) with one count of Adult Abuse/ Neglect/ Exploitation. He was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Shelby County Corrections Center, on a $30,000 bond.

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