Another reminder of how one person’s misconduct can cripple an entire operation.
Individual: Jessica Hess, former A/P manager for Aurora Diagnostics in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Violation: Hess embezzled nearly $372,000 from her employer by manipulating records in her department.
Penalty: She’s been sentenced to five years in prison.
Note: Aurora Diagnostics was already in bad shape when she started her scheme. Thanks to her crime, seven employees had to be laid off.
Cite: Woman Handed 5-Year Term for Embezzling from Palm Beach Gardens Lab, at The Palm Beach Post.