U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz announced Friday a former manager at a Towson assisted living facility was sentenced to 52 months imprisonment for aggravated identity theft and bank fraud.
Thirty-five-year-old Salah Eldean Sood of Lutherville, Maryland pleaded guilty to identity theft and bank fraud in a scheme, where he stole some residents’ personal information and utilized it to open fraudulent credit cards. Sood managed the Holland Manor Eldercare in Towson when the incidents occurred, according to court documents.
EMS responded to facility in June 2015 to transport a resident to an area hospital. Personnel with the Baltimore County Fire Department reported unsanitary conditions in the facility and the resident’s injuries were probably associated to improper care. The resident died two days later, according to court documents.
On September 25, 2015, Holland Manor’s license was revoked. Nearly three months later, Baltimore County Police and Baltimore County Fire crews responded to a report of a possible fire at Holland Manor. At the scene, police and fire crews found two residents, one was an 80-year-old man who told them that there was not staff present. The second resident was located on the second floor restrained in a bed. Responders attempted to contact Sood, but were unsuccessful. He eventually responded, but refused to provide his location, according to court records.
From July 2014 to January 2016, Sood stole three residents’ personal information and utilized it to open six credit card accounts. He utilized those credit cards to make purchases of more than $74,000.
Sood pleaded guilty on August 3, 2016 to operating an assisted living without a license and neglect and abuse of vulnerable individuals.