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Ex-office administrator gets probation for theft from clinic

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A former Chesterfield pediatric clinic administrator has been sentenced to five years’ probation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 44-year-old Becky Ann York was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit device.

York was the office administrator for the St. Louis Pediatric Associates. Prosecutors said that between January 2015 and November 2016, she made more than $100,000 in purchases on a credit card she opened in the company’s name and used money from the clinic’s checking account to pay for those purchases.

Prosecutors also said she was paid more than $14,000 by canceling withholding’s from her paychecks while the clinic covered her health insurance premiums.

Prosecutors say she has reimbursed the clinic $55,000 and must pay back the rest over five years..
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com