Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upstate New York Medical Worker Pleads Not Guilty To $100K Embezzlement Scheme

Mary Harvey, 61, of Saranac Lake, New York, pleaded not guilty to charges she embezzled at least $100,000 from North Country Family Physicians where she had been employed. Harvey allegedly altered the medical practice's books to cover up her alleged thefts. The scheme reportedly spanned at least four hears from 2005 through 2009.

Read the story here and here.

Update (12/20/11): Harvey entered an Alford plea to a felony charge of first-degree falsifying business records, admitting she embezzled at least $100,000 from North Country Family Physicians.  Media reports indicate that the medical practice sued Harvey in civil court to recover what it claims to be $305,000 embezzled over a period of 10 years.  Harvey's scheme involved the misappropriation of cash receipts which she converted for her own benefit.  She has been ordered to turn over a retirement account valued at $183,000.  Harvey had been employed by the medical practice for nearly 30 years.

Update (3/13/12): Harvey, now 63, has been sentenced to 1 day in prison and ordered to pay $186,000 in restitution. 

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