Feds charge former residential health center office manager with stealing clients money
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal grand jury has indicted Kristy Scott Jewett, 35, of Carlisle, on charges of theft of public funds.
The Indictment alleges that, from 2008 to June 2014, Jewett was the Office Manager for Forest Park Health Center and Rehabilitation in Carlisle, a facility that receives in excess of $10,000 in federal benefits annually.
In her capacity, Jewett had responsibility for financial accounts at Forest Park, including resident trust funds. The Indictment alleges that the funds held deposits of residents of the facility to be used for care-related and incidental expenses, and that Jewett, in each of four separate years, stole more than $5,000 of Resident Trust Fund money for her own benefit and use.
Jewett allegedly made false entries in the ledgers of the Resident Trust Fund account and falsified monthly account reconciliations provided to Forest Park managers to conceal the scheme.
The Indictment was filed on Wednesday, September 23, and was sealed until today when Jewett was arrested, appeared in court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab, and was released on her own recognizance.
If convicted Jewett could be sentenced to up to 10 years in federal prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.