posted on May 22, 2012 17:19
A former Hospice nurse will spend 4 months in jail for bilking nearly $15,000 from her employer.
47-year-old Michele Case was sentenced in County Court Tuesday afternoon.
In March Case was convicted of Grand Larceny in the third after it was found that she submitted exaggerated expense forms to her non-profit employers.
During the sentencing Case read a written statement to the court that said she was not guilty of the crime she was convicted of and she blamed investigators, District Attorney Lawrence Friedman and her former employer for doing a poor investigation.
Case said a lot of evidence was missed and ignored during the trial that could have cleared her name.
The court received many letters in support of Case.
Judge Robert Noonan said the evidence was clear, that she did in fact submit mileage and other documents to enhance her personal income.
Before he brought down the sentence Noonan asked Case why she blamed everyone else and never acknowledged any personal blame for her conviction.
Case will serve the intermittent sentence in 48-hour intervals starting this Saturday.
Restitution is yet to be determined; there will be a hearing for that on May 30th.