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Chesterfield woman pleads guilty to misappropriating $200,000 at medical practice

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 17:30:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Chesterfield County woman plead guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the misappropriation of approximately $200,000 from a Richmond medical practice.

Pamela Minor-Chiles, 47, was indicted on June 21, 2016 on 27 counts of bank fraud.

Minor-Chiles, the office manager of the Central Virginia OB/GYN Associates (CVOG), misappropriated approximately $200,000 from the practice from 2007 until 2012, according to court documents.

The scheme involved Minor-Chiles writing numerous checks on the CVOG operating account at SunTrust Bank and fraudulently depositing them into her personal accounts at the Bank of America from approximately five years.

The documents say Minor-Chiles concealed the misappropriations by putting fraudulent entries on the check stubs to make it appear that the misappropriated checks were written to outside vendors for legitimate expenses of the practice. In addition, she then submitting the fraudulent check stubs to the outside accountants.

Minor-Chiles faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Her sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

Her sentencing is set for November 29, 2016.