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Former Employee Admits Using Hospital Credit Card for Personal Use

January 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Timothy L. Mangis, 49, of Imperial, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.

In connection with the guilty plea, Mangis, as a former Facilities Director at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, used a UPMC credit card to obtain merchandise for himself, including auto repair services for his car, building materials and appliances, and electronic equipment at retailers such as Pep Boys, Lowe's, Home Depot and Best Buy.

Judge Hornack scheduled sentencing for April 9, 2013. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Timothy L. Mangis.

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