- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A change-of-plea hearing has been postponed for a former children’s hospital director in central Illinois accused of stealing $700,000 from the hospital.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (https://bit.ly/1zFS8sx ) that Margaret Curtin’s attorney on Thursday requested a two-week delay. Prosecutors agreed to the May 21 hearing. Curtin’s attorney told a judge last month that the 55-year-old woman is willing to change her plea to guilty on at least one of several felony charges.

Curtin is accused of stealing $700,000 from the nonprofit HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield. She has previously pleaded not guilty.

Curtin was earning more than $180,000 a year at her job. She’s accused of stealing money from 2008-2014 and using it to pay off a credit card and for mortgage bills and home improvements.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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