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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Medical Office Manager Sentenced for $200K Bank Fraud

RICHMOND, Va. – Pamela Minor-Chiles, 47, of Chesterfield, was sentenced today to one year in prison for misappropriating approximately $200,000 from a medical practice.

Minor-Chiles pleaded guilty to a criminal information on August 17.  According to court documents, from 2007 through 2012, while the office manager of the Central Virginia OB/GYN Associates (CVOG), Minor-Chiles misappropriated approximately $200,000 from the practice. Minor-Chiles wrote numerous checks on the CVOG operating account at SunTrust Bank and fraudulently deposited them into her personal accounts at Bank of America. Minor-Chiles concealed the misappropriations by putting fraudulent entries on the check stubs to make it appear that the checks were written to outside vendors for legitimate expenses of the practice and then submitted the fraudulent check stubs to the outside accountants.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Douglas F. Mease, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David T. Maguire prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-cr-83.

Financial Fraud
Updated November 29, 2016