Marion County caregiver bonds out of jail

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. The woman arrested for ordering doctors not to help extend the life of the 74-year-old man in her care bonded out of the Marion County jail Tuesday morning.

Rebecca Fierle-Santonian of Marion County was arrested Monday for aggravated abuse and neglect of an elderly person. She is accused of filing "do not resuscitate" orders without her clients' permission 

She was being held in Marion County on a $22,500 dollar bond.

The FDLE and Attorney General Ashley Moody's office continue to investigate the case.

"We're not going to sit back and let people that are put in positions of trust take advantage of that position and neglect or abuse our seniors. As you know this has been a priority of mine as Attorney General and we will continue to seek out and guard against these acts and protect Floridians,” said Florida Attorney General, Ashley Moody.

Moody added that she doesn't believe Fierle to be a flight risk at this point.

The case is filed in the 13th judicial circuit in Hillsboro County, where the case will be prosecuted and Fierle will face arraignment when formal charges are filed.