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Frm. Wheaton Franciscan Services Employee Accused in $1M Embezzlement

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former payroll specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Services is accused of embezzling more than $1 million to support her gambling.

Forty-nine-year-old Janice Nieman of Milwaukee is charged with four felonies -- three counts of theft over $10,000 and one count of identity theft for a scheme that dates back to 2004.

According to the complaint, Nieman admitted to the theft and told Glendale police she used much of the money to play the slots at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the complaint alleges from 2004 through June of this year, Nieman made more than 2,000 fraudulent transactions through the health care organization's payroll system, using the identities of 848 different employees.

Nieman was fired from Wheaton in July. An initial appearance is set for Dec. 20.


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