A former social worker is gaining national attention after being charged with making multiple false allegations of abuse against individuals in Grayson and Hardin Counties.
Beth Bond, who left her job with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in June amid allegations in Hardin County, was arraigned on Thursday morning for additional charges in Grayson County.
The Washington Post called Bond a “rogue social worker” who “targeted neighbors with fake calls to child protective services.”
The purported victims of the crime have told reporters that their lives were ripped apart by Bond’s persistent allegations, and now Bond is facing charges for similarly harassing two Grayson County men.
Bond is being charged locally for falsely alleging abuse by Jerry Beauchamp on two occasions between October of 2014 and April of 2015.
Additionally, she is being charged with falsely alleging abuse by Roger Allen on two occasions between November of 2014 and April of 2015.
All of the allegations were investigated by local officials and determined to be false.
Both Allen and Beauchamp are former neighbors of Bond, as were the Hardin County man and woman who were allegedly targeted in the case against her there.
Bond pleaded not guilty to local charges on Thursday, and a pre-trial conference has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.