Burlington Woman Charged With Embezzlement Fired as Princeton Healthcare Systems Director

Accused and arrested for embezzlement, Jhoanna Engelhardt-Fullar, 41, of Burlington, New Jersey, who works as a director at Princeton Healthcare Systems was fired early this year.

Engelhardt-Fullar who was director of Medical Staff Services was accused for embezzling a total of $180,000 from the said healthcare services provider by writing checks for herself, and racking up unauthorized debit card purchases for over an 18-month period that started in April 2010.

Carol Norris, spokesperson for Princeton Healthcare disclosed that they have uncovered irregularities from an internal audit which prompted them to bring the said information to the Princeton police who then conducted its investigation.
According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Engelhardt-Fullar was able to embezzle said amount in 2010 by cutting fake checks to herself, and transferring funds intended for the staff unto her own credit cards. The former director was also accused of using the staff account debit card for more than 130 purchases.

Engelhardt-Fullar was charged with second degree theft by deception and is currently on bail. If found guilty, Engelhardt-Fullar may face a maximum of 10 years in state prison and a fine of $150,000.

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