Ex-accounts manager enters guilty plea
YOUNGSTOWN -- Vicky Sites, former Forum Health accounts manager, has pleaded guilty in Akron federal court to embezzling roughly $1.7 million and tax evasion.
U.S. District Judge John R. Adams set sentencing for 2 p.m. Sept. 26 and released her on $50,000 unsecured bond.
Sites, who moved to South Carolina from Newton Falls, was indicted in June.
The government said Sites misappropriated Forum Health funds by causing checks to be forged and written for her benefit, transferring a large portion of the proceeds to South Carolina.
She concealed her embezzlement by making false entries in the accounting records at Forum Health, the government said.
From June 26, 1998, through Dec. 23, 2002, Sites initiated about 50 unauthorized checks for roughly $1.7 million.