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Former Princeton nursing home worker sentenced for embezzlement


A Bluefield, WV woman convicted of embezzling thousands of dollars from a nursing home will spend 13 months in federal prison.

Veneford Blankenship, 35, has previously entered a plea to one count of mail fraud. 

According to U.S. Attorney Michael Stuart, Blankenship worked as the business office supervisor at a Princeton nursing home. Beginning in June 2015, Blankenship diverted residents' payment checks into a separate bank account, wrote checks to herself, and forged signatures of two people.

.She hid her crime by writing false memos on the checks and indicating that the withdrawals were for legitimate nursing home purposes, when in reality she took the money for herself. She also falsely updated the nursing home’s accounting program to indicate that the residents paid invoices and that the nursing home received funds that she had stolen.--U.S. Attorney Michael Stuart

Blankenship was also ordered to pay $81,486 in restitution.

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