Thursday, December 23, 2010

Former Nurse/Administrator in New Jersey Pleads Guilty to Charges She Embezzled As Much As $900K From Medical Concern

Heidi D. Facchini, 43, of Clark, New Jersey, pleaded guilty last week to charges related to her alleged embezzlement of as much as $900,000 from the North Fullerton Surgery Center where she had been employed as a nurse/administrator. According to authorities, Facchini made numerous personal purchases with the company American Express account, including vacations, Rolex watches, maid service, food, clothes and jewelry as well as diabetic supplies for her son. She is also alleged to have made unauthorized wire transfers from company accounts to those she controlled. Facchini's scheme reportedly spanned a 5 year period, from January 2005 until February 2010. She plead guilty to one count of theft by deception and one count of filing false and fraudulent state income tax return. Facchini's plea agreement may spare her from a prison when she is sentenced in March 2011. Facchini left the North Fullerton Surgery Center in February to work for the Florham Park Surgery Center as a nurse supervisor.

I hope the FPSC starts going over their books very carefully...

Read the story here and here.

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