A 48-year-old Cheyenne woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly abusing a developmentally disabled adult in her care.

According to a booking sheet, Judy M. Seals was arrested at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, April 26, after police contacted her at her apartment.

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Police say they had probable cause to believe Seals committed abuse through exploitation of a vulnerable adult while she worked for Treasure Abilities, a home health care service in Cheyenne that offers services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

According to her Facebook page, Seals graduated from IBMC College's Medical Assisting program in 2018.

Bond Set at $15K for Cheyenne Woman Charged With Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult

Seals was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center and subsequently charged with intentional abuse of a vulnerable adult, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both, and registration of the offender's name on the central registry.

She made her initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Monday morning, during which her bond was set at $15,000 cash and her preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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