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Poplar Bluff Woman Convicted on Fraud Charges

BLOOMFIELD, MO (KAIT) - A Poplar Bluff woman was convicted today on criminal charges that she forged checks in order to steal money from the resident trust fund of the nursing home where she was the bookkeeper.  Tammy Lynn Dudley, 37, pleaded guilty to one count each of forgery, stealing by deceit, and abuse of a person receiving health care by taking of funds.  The victims were Medicaid recipients who were residents at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.

Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp sentenced Dudley to seven years on each count, to run concurrent.  The judge suspended execution of sentence and placed her on five years supervised probation.  Dudley also was ordered to pay restitution in full of $47,561.47 in monthly installments of no less than $800.

 

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