Two men charged with theft from a Nashville assisted living center

Posted at 2:39 PM, Dec 15, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two Nashville man have been arrested on theft charges that stem from their management of an assisted living center.

TBI Special Agents, along with investigators at the District Attorney's office began investigating allegations against Michael Hampton, 64, and business partner, Samuel Latham, 72, in regards to misspending at that Autumn Hills Assisted Living Center.

The facility is owned by Metro Nashville government and Hampton had entered into a lease-to-purchase agreement with Metro. He was to act as the owner/operator of the facility.

Throughout their investigation, agents uncovered that during his management of the facility, Hampton stole money out of residents' trust accounts. Additionally, he was found to have misused subsidy money given to him by the Metro government for operational costs.

Latham later took over operations of the facility from Hampton. When this occurred, Latham put all resident trust accounts in his name and took $10,000 from those accounts.

On Friday, the Davidson County Grand Jury returned indictments for both Hampton and Latham.

Hampton is charged with one count of theft over $60,000, one count of theft over $10,0000, and 44 counts of Willful Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult.

Latham is charged with one count of Theft over $10,000.

Both have been booked in Davidson County Jail with Latham being held on a $15,000 bond and Hampton's bond being set at $25,000.

These charges confirm what NewsChannel 5 uncovered and reported beginning in August of 2016 when financial problems, alleged misspending and questionable business practices were first exposed at Autumn Hills.

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