RICHMOND, Va. – A Chesterfield County woman was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for 27 counts of bank fraud after misappropriating approximately $200,000 from a Richmond medical practice.
Pamela Minor-Chiles, 47, who faced a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, plead guilty to the charges on August 17.
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.
Sentencing was determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.