Former Valley hospital worker charged with stealing money from work [Opelika-Auburn News, Ala.]
(Opelika-Auburn News (AL) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 29--No hearing has been set yet for a Valley man who has been charged with allegedly stealing about half a million dollars worth of hardware from the hospital where he worked.
Kurt Leroy, 40, was arrested Oct. 17 on first-degree theft charges for allegedly stealing $456,000 from George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital to purchase hardware, which he would subsequently sell online. Leroy, who was released following his arrest, has no hearing set at this time. Reynolds previously worked as chief information officer with the hospital.
Maj. Mike Reynolds of the Valley Police Department said law enforcement were called about the situation Oct. 9 when a vendor at the hospital noticed irregularities in its finances.
"When the financial office starting looking at it, they noticed inconsistencies with the IT department and they pulled all their records and they saw where over the last two years, Mr. Leroy had pretty much bought over $400,000 worth of hard drives and they didn't know where they went to because the hospital doesn't use those and don't use a half million worth," Reynolds said.
Reynolds said that when confronted by the hospital, Leroy confessed to using hospital money to purchase the hard drives and that he acted alone. The hospital could not be reached for comment.
Leroy was arrested Oct. 17 and was placed in the Chambers County Jail on $100,000, but has since bonded out and released, according to court documents.
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