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Former BIDMC employee sentenced to prison for embezzling $1 Million

Former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center employee Richard P. Webb has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $1 million while an employed at the hospital's Ear, Nose and Throat Center.  According to federal officials, during the period between January 2006 and April 2009, Webb deposited checks made out to 170 Beth Israel Deaconess patients and vendors into his own bank account and stole medical equipment -- including hearing aids -- and returned the items for cash. Webb has also been ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution for his crimes and faces up to three years probation following the completion of his sentence.

June 10, 2010: Embezzler gets 3 1/2 years in prison

US Attorney's Press Release

March 4, 2010: Ex-hospital worker guilty in $1m theft
Feb. 24, 2010: Ex-employee accused of $1m theft

Feb. 24, 2010: Ex-Beth Israel assistant to admit he stole $1M

  Feb. 23, 2010: Hospital Worker Admits Stealing $1M

Feb. 23, 2010: Beth Israel Employee Accused Of Stealing $1M