- Associated Press - Monday, April 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Two former workers at a central Georgia health care company have admitted embezzling nearly a million dollars.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/2okrMe8 ) 55-year-old Barbara McFerrin and 57-year-old Carol Jane Adcock pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count each of wire fraud and tax evasion.

McFerrin was the director of corporate finance at Columbus Regional Health from 2001 to May 2015. Adcock was the accounts payable manager from June 2003 to November 2014.

Authorities say the women kept their old corporate cards when the company switched banks in 2011 and used them for unauthorized personal purchases. Prosecutors say McFerrin reviewed and approved the transactions and Adcock paid the bills from company accounts.

Authorities say they stole more than $900,000 and failed to pay taxes on the illicit funds.



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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com

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