Thursday, January 28, 2010

Massachusetts Hospital Administrator Charged With Embezzling $222K From Charity Fund

William S. Burke, 38, of Plymouth, Massachusetts was charged yesterday with embezzling some $222,000 from South Shore Hospital's Dare to Care program, for which he had served as an administrator and coordinator over the past four years. According to prosecutors, Burke solicited funds for the program by mail and diverted the monies to his own bank account over a two year period, from 2007 to 2009. He is also accused of stealing rebate money from medical vendors. Burke is alleged to have created a bank account in the name of South Shore Hospital Dare to Care Fund, and used some of the misappropriated money to pay personal bills. He faces up to 20 years in prison, plus fines and restitution, if convicted.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ anouncement here.

Update (5/13/10): Burke was sentenced to one year in prison, plus two years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $107,000.

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