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Former Business Manager Embezzles at least $130,000 from Brookside Physician's Office

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former business manager for a Brookside physician’s office pleaded guilty in federal court today to a fraud scheme in which she embezzled at least $130,000 from her employer.

Eileen Kisner, also known as “Anne,” 56, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to mail fraud.

Kisner was the business manager at Brookside Family Medicine from 2002 to 2010. During that time, she used her employer’s credit cards for her personal use and benefit when she was not authorized to do so. The balances on the credit cards were paid by funds from the company’s bank account. Kisner pleaded guilty today to a mail fraud count that charges her with mailing a $224 check from the company’s account to pay for her personal car insurance on a family car, a Sierra. Kisner was not authorized to pay funds from Brookside’s bank account for the car insurance.

Kisner admitted today that she stole between $130,000 and $182,032 from Brookside Family Medicine by incurring unauthorized expenses during her employment, and those expenses were paid with funds from Brookside’s accounts. The court will determine the applicability of a specific loss amount within that range at Kisner’s sentencing hearing.

Under federal statutes, Kisner is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 and an order of restitution. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by the FBI.

Updated January 12, 2015