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COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two-dozen former employees of a Georgia center for people with Alzheimer's disease are facing more than 70 charges amid allegations of cruel treatment of patients.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents say the charges stem from a three-month investigation of Alzheimer's Care of Commerce.

Agents used a search warrant on Tuesday morning to search for evidence at the center, about 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

GBI officials say the investigation uncovered accounts of physical abuse, such as staff members striking patients and throwing water on them.

Authorities say warrants for the arrests of 21 former and present employees were issued. Charges including cruelty to people 65 or older and involve accusations of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

A telephone message left at the center Tuesday morning was not immediately returned.

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