NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Columbia woman on charges of exploitation of an adult and theft.

At the request of Adult Protective Services and the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Agents began investigating a complaint of exploitation of an adult at a nursing home in Mt. Pleasant. During the course of the investigation, Agents learned that Jessica Woods, the daughter of a resident there, misappropriated more than $17,000 of her father’s money, from August 2015 through August 2016. The investigation revealed that Woods eventually removed her father from the nursing home, leaving more than $26,000 of unpaid bills.

On August 1st, the Maury County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Jessica Ann Woods (DOB 01/11/1980) with one count of Theft of Services and one count of Willful Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation. She was arrested on August 3rd and booked into the Maury County Jail. She was released after posting a $10,000 bond.