Florence County woman accused of beating vulnerable adult while working as caretaker

Falicia Ann Scott
Falicia Ann Scott(Florence County Detention Center)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 10:11 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:07 PM EST
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - A Pee Dee woman is accused of beating a vulnerable adult while working as their caretaker, according to authorities.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said 57–year-old Falicia Ann Scott was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Investigators said Scott “repeatedly struck the vulnerable adult victim in the head and face” during an incident sometime around Nov. 11. The alleged assault also caused visible injuries to the victim, including a fractured eye socket and partial tearing of their left ear from their head.

Deputies said the victim was also found with various other scratches and bruises on their face and body.

Records show Scott is being held at the Florence County Detention Center with a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday.

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