A woman who authorities said embezzled more than $2,000 from a local hospital was sentenced in Pontotoc County District Court Thursday.
Assistant District Attorney Jim Tillison said Brandy Griffin Glover, 34, Ada, entered a plea of no contest to a charge of embezzlement and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with all but six days suspended.
Tillison alleged Glover embezzled $2,756 from Valley View Regional Hospital — her former employer — by writing checks for personal use.
Court documents alleged the violations occurred between Sept. 25, 2009, and Jan. 11, 2010. Authorities said the checks were cashed at local banks, department and convenience stores, and restaurants.
Glover will be on probation for seven years, must pay restitution and serve six days in the Pontotoc County Justice Center. Tillison said as part of the plea, Glover must also pay restitution for bogus checks charges which were pending.
“If she gets (the bogus checks paid), then she can file what we call a judicial review that’s under the statute. If that’s all paid, we will agree to reduce it to a five-year suspended sentence,” Tillison said.
He said in embezzlement cases, the district attorney’s office primary interest is to get the embezzled money back.
“Our primary concern is to get those monies back to the victims who have been defrauded,” Tillison said.