NEWS RELEASE

FROM:
Jeffrey F. Rosen, District Attorney

CONTACT PERSON:Steven Dick, Deputy District Attorney Family Violence Unit (408) 792-2652   For release March 3, 2011


CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS ARRESTED IN NURSING HOME ABUSE
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges today against three Certified Nursing Assistants due to abuse against a resident that occurred at the Idylwood Care Center in Sunnyvale, CA. Arnold SAMSON, age 27, of San Jose has been charged with multiple acts of elder abuse and battery. Ryan TAN, age 22 of San Jose and Ricardo MARTINEZ, age 50, of Saratoga are charged with having knowledge of the abuse and not reporting it to authorities per mandated requirements.

If you, or someone who you know, has any information about potential abuse at the Idylwood Care Center, please contact Special Agent Kristin Mansfield of the Department of Justice at 925-520-6408.

To report cases of elder abuse, please contact the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse hotline toll-free at 1-800-722-0432 or visit: http://ag.ca.gov/bmfea/reporting.php   ###

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