HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is facing several charges for allegedly dumping an 83-year-old woman she was hired to care for out of her wheelchair.
Christine Christensen posted $50,000 bail Tuesday after she was charged with third-degree elder abuse, second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault of an elderly person. She is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 4.
Police say the 62-year-old Christensen, of South Windsor, was caught on surveillance video July 10 shoving the wheelchair at a Windsor Locks nursing facility. The facility says Christensen does not work for them, but was hired by the victim’s family.
The victim slammed face first into the floor and suffered injuries to the left side of her face and her left arm.
Christensen’s attorney said his client did not act intentionally.
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