Former orthopedic clinic employee gets 10 years probation after stealing $10K: 4 key points

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 11, 2018 | Print  |

A former employee was not sentenced to prison, but rather given probation, after stealing more than $10,000 from Columbus, Ga.-based St. Francis Hospital's orthopedic clinic, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.

Here are four things to know:

1. The employee pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft. She had been responsible for depositing receipts from the orthopedic clinic and regularly took money for herself.

2. Between October 2014 and February 2015, the employee took amounts ranging from $1,200 to $2,800 when she was supposed to deposit the receipts. The hospital found the money was missing while attempting to reconcile accounts.

3. The former employee was required to repay $3,500 of the money within seven days of the guilty plea and the rest on a monthly basis. The employee will also spend 10 years on probation and not work in financial management in the future.

4. The employee did not have prior criminal history, according to the report.

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