A former administrator at Cullom Eye and Laser Center in Williamsburg, Virginia has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from the medical practice.
Thirty-three-year-old Sherea Darnell of Southfield, Michigan was indicted on bank fraud, wire fraud, filing fraudulent tax returns and use of an unauthorized device, while employed at Cullom Eye and Laser Center at 120 Kings Way.
The medical practice provided Darnell with two credit cards to purchased office equipment and supplies. Cullom made credit card payments automatically each month. Darnell was employed at Cullom from March 2012 through September 2016, according to the indictment.
Cullom did not detect Darnell’s fraudulent activities until she resigned. Financial statements revealed that Darnell had made large payments that were personal in natural. She paid for residential maid services, private school tuition for her son, high-end clothing, airline travel, entertainment, and high-end jewelry. She also made cash advances that totaled over $90,000, according to the indictment.
Each count of bank fraud carries a maximum 30-year prison sentence and each count of filing fraudulent tax returns carries a maximum 3-year prison sentence. Additionally, each count of wire fraud carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.