Lewes woman gets 2 years for embezzling money from Beebe hospital


A 49-year-old Lewes woman has been sentenced to prison for embezzling money from her employer.

From February 2017 to May 2017, Hope Abram, the revenue director at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, requested refund checks for fictitious persons at made-up addresses. When the checks were returned she deposited funds into her own account.

Abrams pleaded guilty to Theft Greater than $100,000 and was immediately sentenced to 25 years, suspended after serving 2 years in prison, followed by home confinement.

She must also pay $201,451 in restitution and has forfeited 3 automobiles and three motorcycles purchased with the funds.

Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Michelle Whalen of the Consumer Protection Unit prosecuted the case. Detective Jonathon Moyer of the Lewes Police Department was chief investigating officer.

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