Former Providence Hospital executive sentenced to prison for stealing $391k from medical association

A former executive at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for stealing $391,600 from an association of medical professionals, according to the Department of Justice.

Deborah A. Morrison worked at Providence Hospital from 1978 until 2016, and most of that time was spent in executive positions. She most recently served as senior vice president of risk management and planning and project integration.

Beginning in 2001, Ms. Morrison was responsible for reviewing bank account statements for Providence Hospital Medical Staff, an association of medical professionals at the hospital. In this role, she had access to the association's checkbooks.

From December 2009 until December 2015, Ms. Morrison wrote approximately 140 checks totaling $391,600 from one of the association's bank accounts and deposited the checks into her personal bank account. She used a signature stamp of a former association president to endorse the checks.

Ms. Morrison pleaded guilty in July 2017 to transportation of money taken by fraud. In addition to her prison term, Ms. Morison was ordered to pay $391,600 in restitution.

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