Ex-pharmacy director sentenced to 4 years for embezzling $4M from Nebraska children's hospital

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A former pharmacy director of Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $4 million from the hospital, was sentenced June 24 to four years in prison, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT.

Lisa Kwapniowski, PharmD, admitted to wire fraud and will give up her pharmacy license for at least two years under her settlement with the Nebraska health department, according to WOWT.

Ms. Kwapniowksi served as pharmacy director at the hospital from 2012-18, when she was fired after being accused of embezzlement. During her time at the hospital, she submitted more than 225 false invoices for a fake drug called Broxcilam. The payments went to a company she created, RxSynergy.

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