Wednesday, May 16, 2012

South Carolina Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $440K From Nursing Home

Tina Clinton
Tina Clinton, 36, of Newberry, South Carolina, has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled more than $440,000 from the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to authorities, over a period of about 4 years, from 2005 to 2009, Clinton pocketed social security and veteran's benefits checks intended for residents of the nursing home totalling $440,958.05.  Specifically, Clinton has pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and five counts of filing false tax returns.  Clinton's plea agreement requires her to make full restitution.

Read the story here and here.

Update (10/16/12): Clinton was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay full restitution.

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