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Waipahu care home operator pays $10,000 fine in woman’s death

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A Waipahu care home operator who pled guilty to manslaughter in the death of an 88-year-old woman has paid a $10,000 fine, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

The state said Lolita Schimmel misrepresented that she provided care to Nona Mossman, who died in 2013 due to substandard care. Schimmel signed logs for her niece’s Community Care Family Foster Home (CCFFH) in Waipahu, representing to officials that she served as a caregiver for Mosman during extended absences by the primary caregiver and CCFFH owner Jennifer Polintan, according to the press release.

Polintan and her father Francisco were convicted in connection with Mosman’s death.  

Schimmel cooperated and assisted with the investigation and prosecution of both Polintans. Jennifer Polintan is serving a one-year prison sentence for manslaughter. Her father, Francisco, was convicted by a jury for endangering Mosman. His sentencing is scheduled for Circuit Court on April 15.

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