But after a family friend told the Oakland County Probate Court that Plummer was having memory loss, court records show a Judge appointed a Southfield attorney as a co-guardian.
Charlene Glover-Hogan is a Public Administrator, a lawyer appointed by Michigan’s Attorney General to handle probate estates after someone dies.
But several judges in metro Detroit like to appoint Public Administrators as professional guardians for adults who are considered “legally incapacitated.”
“It’s awful,” said Klavinger.
Klavinger says he was outraged when Glover-Hogan moved Plummer into an unlicensed group home in Warren -- a home that was operating illegally as an Adult Foster Care facility.
“It smelled, she didn’t look like her hair was brushed. She had on the same clothes every day, it was for a week,” said Klavinger.
Desperate, Plummer’s family hired an attorney.
“He called Glover-Hogan, and said did you visit? She said no. He said, well you’re supposed to – and I can name several violations right off the top,” said Klavinger.
In Michigan, a group home must be licensed if the owner receives compensation for providing personal care, supervision, and protection, in addition to room and board to people who are mentally ill or disabled.
Clarisse Carter runs Due Season Residential Services LLC, the unlicensed group home in Warren. State investigators from the Bureau of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs inspected the home in October and found that Carter was violating the law.
Carter applied for a license 11 months ago, but refused to answer our questions about why she was operating the home before being approved by the state.