Monday, February 22, 2010
Former CFO Of Upstate New York Nursing Home Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $163K
Rhonda Skiver, 32, of the Village of Cattaraugus, New York, pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling more than $163,000 from the Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, formerly known as The Waters of Orchard Park nursing home, where she had served as chief financial officer. Prosecutors alleged that between December 2005 and April 2009, Skiver misappropriated funds from the nursing home. She reportedly did so to pay off gambling debts and divorce-related expenses. Specifically, Skiver pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny. She had been employed by the nursing home for 10 years and was fired after discrepancies were found with the company's petty cash. Skiver is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17th and faces up to 15 years in prison, plus fines and restitution.