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Woman Accused Of Ripping Off Unity Hospital

Woman Accused Of Ripping Off Unity Hospital

Rochester N.Y.-A federal grand jury in Rochester has indicted a former employee with defrauding Unity Health Systems to the tune of more than $268,000.

The U.S. Attorney for Western New York says Barbara Tripi of Lyndhurst, Ohio worked as director of accounts at Unity when she created a fake employee account. She began submitting fraudulent invoices for medical coding work supposedly being done by the fictional employee, and collected 57 paychecks worth $268,800.

She took the checks back to her home town in Ohio and deposited them in a bank account there, until she was caught by an FBI investigation.

She could spend 20 years in prison if convicted.

 

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