Mt. Vernon Woman Faces Felony Abuse Charge After Nursing Home Incident

MT. VERNON — A Mt. Vernon woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly abusing a nursing home resident on May 9.

20-year-old Brittany Welling is accused of striking a resident in the face with her hand. The abuse is alleged to have occurred at a nursing home in Jefferson County, though the Illinois Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Bureau did not specify where.

Court reports indicate that Welling has a notice to appear in court on Aug. 29, at 1:30 p.m.