The former office manager of a Lincoln wellness center has been sent to prison and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution after being convicted of wire fraud.
The United States Attorney’s office reports 36-year-old Valerie Stevens of Lincoln has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. She has been ordered to pay $222,322.43 in restitution and will have to serve three years of supervised release.
Federal prosecutors accuse Stevens of misusing the Lincoln Family Wellness company credit card between 2011 and 2016. Stevens used the card numerous times for personal expenses even though she was only authorized to use it for business expenses, according to prosecutors.
Stevens used company funds to pay the credit card bills. In total, Stevens charged over $130,000 in personal expenses on the credit card, according to the investigation.