Thursday, January 28, 2010
Michigan Woman Arraigned On Embezzlement Charge For Stealing More Than $250K
Lisa Marie Scharff, 36, of Vassar, Michigan, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $250,000 from McLaren Regional Medical Center in Clayton Township, where she had been employed as a billing clerk. Scharff is alleged to have stolen patient payments over a five year period. She reportedly used the misappropriated funds to support a lavish lifestyle, including building a pool at her boyfriend’s house, trucking in beach sand for a party, buying a wedding dress and other personal expenses. Prosecutors alleged that the total amount Scharff embezzled was $253,308.08 where she misappropriated as much as $10,000 in a given month. She has been charged with 13 felony counts, including 12 embezzlement counts and one count of racketeering.