Sunday, December 26, 2010

Former Michigan Hospital Worker Re-Arraigned For Allegedly Embezzling $250K

Jennifer A. Spiker, 37, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was re-arraigned on charges she embezzled some $250,000 from War Memorial Hospital where she had been employed as a cashier. Spiker was originally charged in February 2009, but certain evidence was ruled inadmissible in court and she had to be re-arraigned. According to authorities, Spiker took cash receipts over a period of 7 years, from from 2001 to 2008. It is believed to be one of the largest embezzlement cases in Chippewa County history. Spiker is believed to have spent the cash on luxury items for herself. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (5/9/12): Spiker, now 39 and known as Jennifer Veler, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution. 

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