Saturday, December 18, 2010

North Carolina Man Accused of Embezzling $635K from Hospital

Joel Kimble, 45, of Arden, North Carolina, has been charged with embezzling some $635,000 from the Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, where he had been employed as an IT manager. According to authorities, over a period of about 3 1/2 years, between March 28, 2005 and September 30, 2008, Kimble ordered computer equipment under fraudulent warranty claims on behalf of the hospital and then resold it for his personal enrichment. He has been indicted on one count of embezzlement or theft, five counts of wire fraud and four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property. Cisco Systems, which provided the warranty parts fraudulently ordered by Kimble, was allegedly defrauded in the amount of at least $300,000.

Read the story here.

Update (5/17/12): Kimble was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $264,000 in restitution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He wasn't an IT Manager, he was one of two Network Administrators.