Former Nursing Home Clerk Sent to Prison for Stealing Patient Funds
A former accounts receivable clerk at a Waterbury nursing home was sentenced today to serve seven years in prison for stealing from a trust account that held money belonging to the home’s patients.
VIRGINIA A. SOULES, age 47, of 22 Summer Street, Meriden, pled guilty on April 4, 2013 to one count of Larceny in the First Degree.
Waterbury Superior Court Judge Roland D. Fasano sentenced Ms. Soules to a term of 15 years, execution suspended after seven years served, and five years probation. In addition, Ms. Soules was ordered to pay $140,171.47 in restitution and is prohibited from working in the financial or health care sectors.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Ms. Soules managed the patient funds trust account at Meridian Manor, a 94-bed skilled nursing facility in Waterbury. A 2012 audit requested by Meridian Manor management revealed irregularities in the account. Subsequent investigation by Inspectors in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney disclosed that between August 2011 and August 2012, Ms. Soules wrote three dozen checks totaling $140,171.47 that were either cashed or deposited into her bank account.
The case was prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
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