AG Strange announces theft arrest in first day on the job

Joseph Feagin, Jr. (Source: Elmore Co. Sheriff)
Joseph Feagin, Jr. (Source: Elmore Co. Sheriff)

(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest Tuesday of a former nursing home bookkeeper for the theft of $115,734 from Wetumpka Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home.

Strange made the announcement in his first full day as Alabama's Attorney General.

Joseph James Feagin Jr., 32, was arrested by agents of Attorney General Strange's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Elmore County Sheriff's Department at his home on a warrant for first-degree theft of property.

The charge is a class B felony which is punishable by two to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $30,000. Feagin was transported to the Elmore County Jail, where he is being held on a $30,000 bond.

The case was investigated by Senior Special Agent Gerald Shockley and Special Agent Tracey Edwards of the Alabama Medicaid Fraud Unit after management at the nursing home reported the matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Bruce Lieberman, who serves as the director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Attorney General Strange's office