KUSH reported that Deborah Jean Craft, business office manager for Westhaven Nursing Home in Oklahoma, was arraigned on a charge accusing her of embezzling $1,645 in cash payments between Jan. 14, 2013, and Oct. 1, 2013.

Stillwater Police Detective Richard Leport wrote in an affidavit that on Oct. 28, 2013, Stillwater Police Officer Chet Skimbo met with Westhaven Nursing Home administrator Micah Quick. “Ms. Quick reported business office manager Deborah Jean Craft had been embezzling funds from Westhaven Nursing Home,” the affidavit alleged. The resident provided six receipts signed by Craft dated between Jan. 14, 2013, and Oct. 1, 2013, totaling $1,645, the affidavit said. “Ms. Quick was unable to locate any record of the cash,” the affidavit alleged.

She was allowed to remain free on a personal recognizance bond pending a March 3 court appearance when she can ask for a preliminary hearing on the felony charge. If convicted of embezzlement, Craft could be given a five-year prison term, a $5,000 fine and an order to pay restitution.



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