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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Former High Point Regional Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $3 Million

GREENSBORO, N.C. - United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina announced that KIMBERLY RUSSELL HOBSON, 46, of Kernersville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Winston-Salem before the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder to felony charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

HOBSON was employed in accounting and finance at High Point Regional Hospital for more than 20 years, ending in August 2017. HOBSON pleaded guilty to the above charges in connection with embezzling funds from the hospital. The indictment alleges that HOBSON stole in excess of $3,000,000.00 from the hospital. The exact amount of the loss will be determined by the Court at sentencing.

HOBSON faces a maximum penalty of thirty-two years confinement. The plea agreement requires HOBSON to make restitution to the hospital. Sentencing will occur in Winston-Salem on May 2, 2018.

The case was investigated by the Department of Treasury - Office of Inspector General, United States Secret Service, Guilford County Sheriff's Department, and High Point Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert M. Hamilton, Lynne P. Klauer, and Anand P. Ramaswamy.

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Updated February 7, 2018