A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted a Butler County woman on Tuesday on charges she embezzled nearly $65,000 in a health care scheme, United States Attorney David J. Hickton said today.
According to the one-count indictment, Jennine M. Prince, 42, of Mack Lane, Valencia, stole the money between April 2010 and September 2011 while working for Office Based Anesthesiology Systems Inc., on Route 19 in Cranberry.
Prince, who was the company's office manager, was responsible for making bank deposits of cash received from patients as copay payments, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office statement.
Instead of depositing the money, Prince embezzled $64,656.41 of the funds.
The law provides for a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Nelson P. Cohen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.