Attorney General Griffin Announces Arrest of Woman Financially Exploiting Elderly Father and Stepmother

Following the arrest of Ashley Hatcher-Rohm, 44, of Sherwood on two felony counts of exploitation, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement:

“Thanks to the excellent work of my office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, we were able to arrest Ashley Hatcher-Rohm on two counts of Exploiting an Endangered or Impaired Person, both Class B Felonies. My office is committed to using all its resources to secure a conviction in this case, and I remind Arkansans that there is no tolerance for the exploitation of the vulnerable in our state.”

Hatcher-Rohm is accused of fraudulently withdrawing more than $9,000 from an account belonging to her father and stepmother while they were staying in a local nursing home. She was booked into the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility awaiting arraignment.

Being convicted of a Class B Felony can result in a sentence from five to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000 per count.