TUCSON –A Tucson woman and adult care facility owner was sentenced to three years of probation for being involved in a vulnerable elder abuse case last summer.
Cynthia Hermann was arrested after five elderly residents had to be transported to the hospital on July 26 for heat-related issues, police say.
Hermann is prohibited from operating a health facility while on probation.
First responders were dispatched to Angelique’s Adult Care Homes, located at 5101 E. Eighth St. According to Tucson Fire Department, the home, which housed nine residents ranging in ages from 64 to 86 years old, was without air conditioning.
Police said at one point, the temperature inside the home reached more than 103 degrees.
Investigators say Hermann knew the air conditioning had not been working for several days.
Hermann was charged with five counts of vulnerable adult abuse and nine counts of endangerment. She pleaded guilty to two counts of endangerment on Feb. 20.
The Arizona Department of Health Services inspects these facilities. They can be researched at AZCareCheck.com.
This is a developing story.