A grand jury indicted, Douglas Harris, following allegations relating to the financial exploitation of a mentally disabled resident at the nursing home where he was a social worker. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), Harris was director of social work at Brookhaven Manor. During a period between November, 2007 and March, 2008 Harris unlawfully persuaded the resident to give him: a $20,000 check, cash, and a luxury van.
A statement from a TBI spokesman reads, “Harris was employed as the director of social work at Brookhaven nursing home located in Kingsport Tennessee when he obtained property and cash from a resident of the facility who was incapable of making financial decisions.”
The grand jury indicted Harris on the criminal charges related to his financial exploitation of July 14th and he was arrested shortly thereafter by authorities. Currently, Harris is free on bond and has an arraignment set for September 11th in Sullivan County Criminal Court.