Authorities say the vulnerable adult suffers from a traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Court records show Jennifer Marie Derifield (also known as Jennifer Marie Voss), 42, of Waite Park admitted to getting prescription pills from the client while she worked at the Lake George Foster Home at 321 9th Avenue South.
She denied giving the resident methamphetamine and having sex with him.
Investigators said Derifield would exchange sex and methamphetamine with the victim for prescription pills like Morphine, Klonopin, and Zanaflex.
Police say that Derifield had borrowed at least $1,900 from the vulnerable adult and hadn’t paid any of the money back.
Derifield stated her husband may have borrowed money from the victim.
Derifield was fired from the foster home after the allegations came to light in May and police immediately began investigating. She worked at the foster home for about a month this spring.
In July the foster home was cited for neglect.
Derifield’s She has been charged with two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and two counts of 5th degree drug possession.
Her first court appearance is set for January 23rd.