Friday, October 21, 2011

Woman Gets Prison Time for Stealing From the Disabled

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced Thursday a woman has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for taking money from a healthcare provider for the developmentally disabled.

Horne said Carol Lynette Curie was sentenced on one count of theft.

According to a news release, between March 2008 and February 2010, Curie stole over $116,400 while employed as Chief Financial Officer for Metro Care Services which specializes in providing non-medical health care for developmentally disabled individuals.

Horne said Curie wrote unauthorized checks to herself and deposited them in her personal bank account. She also wrote checks to herself as if she were a certified caregiver and services that she never performed.

Curie also reportedly used the names of former or inactive contract caregivers to electronically transfer funds to her personal account.

The case was prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General's Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section of the Criminal Division.

Woman Gets Prison Time for Stealing From the Disabled


Thelma said...

The business, if it couldn't detect a theft problem much sooner, should not remain in business.

Norma said...

Good. Anyone who takes advantage of the disabled or elderly should suffer hard consequences.

Luis said...

Gotta jail 'em to show 'em!