Sunday, November 6, 2011

Washington State Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $1 Million From Medical Offices

Suzanne Gale Foss, 64, of Tacoma, Washington, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for embezzling at least $1,074,576 from Tacoma Orthopedic Surgeons Inc. where she had been employed as office manager for more that 25 years.  The medical office also operates as Gig Harbor Orthopaedic Surgeons and Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgery Center.  The thefts spanned at least 7 years and involved Foss writing checks to pay personal vendors or otherwise for her own benefit.  She was sued in court by the medical practice, which won a civil judgment in the amount of $776,590 against Foss last year.  She was charged with two counts of First Degree Theft.  Foss reportedly was addicted to shopping, according to testimony given by her husband, Atie Foss

Read the story herehere and here.

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