Woman running illegal Miami-Dade assisted living used Cash App for payments, police say

Police officers arrested Kashima Lashondra Kirby on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County and she was facing charges for allegedly running an assisted living facility. (MDCR)

MIAMI – A 39-year-old woman is facing criminal charges in Miami-Dade County in a case related to a two-story four-bedroom house that neighbors said Wednesday often had a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside, and people coming in and out regularly — including a group who fired guns nearby.

Kashima Lashondra Kirby was with four post-operative patients who reported that they were using Cash App, a mobile payment service, to send money to her “$foxytrapmia” account to pay for help at the home, which used to ha a “Foxy” sign by the main entrance.

Detectives searched what they reported was a post-cosmetic surgery assisted living facility at a house near the intersection of Southwest 111 Avenue and 240 Street, west of the Turnpike, police said. They reported finding oxycodone and hydrocodone that had been prescribed to people who were not at the home.

The patients said they were paying for transportation, food, and help with personal hygiene and taking their medication while they were staying at the house in the Princeton neighborhood that neighbors suspected had also been rented sporadically to strangers, police said.

A woman there identified Kirby as the person who was running the facility where she worked and who was paying her $15 per hour to work eight hours daily — with one day off a week, according to police. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which regulates ALFs, had no record of the house.

A woman who opened the house’s white door on Wednesday — after police officers had arrested Kirby on Tuesday — was wearing a navy blue nursing scrub top, as she stood near a gray massage table and three pictures of thin women who were nearly nude. She said Kirby wasn’t there.

Miami-Dade property records show the owner of the house has a mailing address in Dallas, Texas, and used a corporation registered in Delaware to purchase it in 2013. Records show Kirby has lived in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, and she has an arrest record in Florida’s Escambia County, which includes a petit theft conviction when she was 20 years old and a juvenile court case when she was 17.

Texas corporate records show Kirby has been the registered agent of SAK Sisters Contractors LLC since 2021. In a LinkedIn account, Kirby described SAK Sisters as a “subcontractor company that provides certified flaggers, and uniformed police officers for traffic control during construction and repair projects” since 2016, and she also alleged having some expertise in computer science.

Kirby was wearing a nursing scrub top when Miami-Dade correction officers booked her on Tuesday and released her on a $20,000 bond on Wednesday, records show. She is facing charges of running an ALF without a license, possession of drugs with intent to sell, providing healthcare without a license, and dispensing drugs without a license.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Frine Gomez contributed to this report.


Related public record

Kashima Lashondra Kirby has a criminal record in Escambia County. (Court record)

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