Sunday, January 22, 2012

South Dakota Man Sentenced For Embezzling $145K From Cancer Treatment Center

Terry Ryan Portra, 46, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison for embezzling some $145,000 from the McHale Institute, a local cancer treatment center, where he had been employed.  According to authorities, over a period of 3 years, from January 2008 to January 2011, Portra siphoned funds from the heathcare concern.  He reportedly spent the funds to "maintain a lavish lifestyle, purchasing day spa trips for himself and his wife, and to pay off debts from a previous bankruptcy."  Portra, who plead guilty to aggravated theft last October, was also ordered to pay full restitution. 

Read the story here and here.

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