- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A medical biller for a New York City health clinic has been charged with stealing $2 million from the clinic by depositing insurance checks into an account she controlled.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Jamie Cha opened a checking account under the name of the clinic where she worked as a billing clerk and listed herself as the president.

Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Cha deposited checks into the account over a seven-year period ending last December. They say she used the money as if it were her own.

Cha, of Palisades Park, New Jersey, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of grand larceny and identity theft. Bail was set at $500,000.

The name of Cha’s attorney wasn’t immediately available.

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