Whitney Hill, a 24-year-old professional caretaker was jailed Monday after she allegedly left a mentally disabled woman alone for hours, who was found eating trash and a dirty diaper.
According to The Statesville Police Department, Hill, who was employed with M & M of the Carolinas, was hired to care for a 21-year-old mentally disabled woman.
During the hours Hill was paid to care for the woman, she allegedly left the victim alone outside of her residence for hours while she was at a friend’s house.
A neighbor at the apartment complex where Hill resided called police after she noticed that the woman was left alone for almost 7 hours.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim sitting in a pile of trash. She had been eating trash and a dirty diaper, according to witnesses at the scene.
Investigators say the woman was physically ill and was taken to Iredell County Hospital where she was treated and released into the custody of her mother.
Officers found Hill at her residence with her boyfriend later the same day. Officials say Hill was not authorized to bring patients to her residence.
Hill was booked into jail and charged with neglect of a disabled person with injury.