Monday, January 31, 2011
Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $232K From Hospital
Diane C. Thistle, 64, of Beverly, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to charges admitting she embezzled more than $232,000 from Beverly Hospital where she had been employed handling cash receipts from the hospital cafeteria. Authorities alleged that Thistle took cash and then covered the difference by using checks that had been prepared by the hospital to pay food services company, Sodexo, Inc. In her plea agreement, Thistle will spend between six months and one year in prison, plus supervised release. Thistle must also pay $232,262 in restitution. She was originally indicted last July after an audit conducted by Sodexo revealed the scheme. Thistle had been employed by the hospital for 14 years. Read the story here here, and here.