Former director of finance charged with embezzling $1.5M from UNC hospital

The former director of finance for UNC Regional Physicians was charged Tuesday with embezzling more than $1.5 million while she worked at High Point (N.C.) Regional Health, part of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care. 

The former High Point Regional Health employee, Kimberly Hobson, was charged with felonious embezzlement, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Hospital officials discovered the alleged embezzlement July 28 and subsequently fired Ms. Hobson.

She is being held at High Point jail on $1 million bail. Her next court date is set for Sept. 15.

The investigation into the alleged embezzlement is ongoing on the state and federal levels, according to the report.

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