- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Portland, Oregon, woman has been sentenced to two years, three months in prison for embezzling $850,000 from a Boise, Idaho-based health care provider.

A federal judge on Wednesday also ordered 44-year-old Sara Curnow to pay back the money to St. Luke’s Health System and serve three years of supervised release.

Curnow pleaded guilty in June to wire fraud.

Authorities say Curnow worked for Pinnacle Pension Services headquartered in Boise. Pinnacle handled flexible spending accounts for St. Luke’s Health System. Employees deposited pre-tax funds into accounts and Pinnacle approved disbursements.

Unused funds at year-end were supposed to be forfeited to St. Luke‘s. Authorities say Curnow from 2009 to 2015 saw which St. Luke’s employees left forfeitures and created dummy claims payments, routing the money to her accounts.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide