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Nursing home worker accused of patient abuse

Monica Smith (Source: HCSO) Monica Smith (Source: HCSO)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A nursing home worker is facing charges after being accused of abusing patients at the facility.

Monica Smith, 45, faces two counts of patient abuse.

According to court documents, Smith punched one patient in the chest and grasped another patient by the hair and threw her to the floor.

Both of the incidents allegedly occurred in January at Harmony Court on Glenmeadow Lane.

A warrant was issued for Smith last week, and she was arrested on Wednesday. She appeared in court Thursday morning, where she was released on her own recognizance.

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