Group home operator risks losing license over forgery conviction

Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave.
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Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave.

Home on Grand Avenue in Dayton has 14 residents, employee says.

A mental health residential home in Dayton is at risk of losing its license to operate after its owner pleaded guilty to forging checks — and now faces additional theft charges.

Clark’s Boarding Home, 915 W. Grand Ave., currently houses 14 clients, according to an employee of the home who asked not to be named.

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State records show the home is owned and operated by Karen L. Clark, who says she is appealing a June ruling by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services that bars her from owning a adult care facility for seven years.

Under state law, individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes, including forgery, are prohibited from working in a residential facility, according to the department’s ruling.

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“The facility is not closing,” Clark said in an interview.

A county official said the residents will be cared for if the home closes.

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